On Sunday November 1st, we will set our clocks ahead one hour prompting many of us to question whether Daylight Saving Time is beneficial or not. Indeed, on November 1st, we spring forward to winter time!
However, its effects on our body can be difficult to bear. We will tell you more in this article, and give you our advice to better get through this period!
What are the effects of Daylight saving time on our body?
To better understand the effects of time change on our body, we must know that our “biological clock”, that which regulates our daily needs, operates in cycles of 24 hours and is based mainly on the light of the sun. When you change your time, this rhythm is disrupted and this can have consequences: difficulty falling asleep, insomnia, irritability, lack of attention and fatigue are common ailments during this period.
While some people will not experience any particular symptoms, others may experience a disrupted lifestyle for days or weeks. The elderly, babies and children are often the most affected by the change of time, their schedules being generally more fixed and important for their daily life.
3 natural remedies to cope with the time change!
The good news is that there are natural remedies that can help us cope and accompany the whole family in this delicate period. We have selected for you 3 particularly well adapted products:
Insomnia Passiflora: these drops are to be taken 1 hour before bedtime and are an excellent ally to improve the quality of your sleep, and this without any addiction. The secret of this remedy is Passionflower, a plant recognized by ESCOP (European Scientific Cooperative Phytotherapy) to relieve sleep disorders and soothe stress.
Alfalfa Tonic: this natural remedy helps fight against fatigue and mood disorders that can change with time. It contains Alfalfa, a revitalizing and remineralizing plant, Avena sativa, used against nervous fatigue, and cinnamon, which can reduce physical fatigue.
Kids 0-9 Calm Syrup: Just like us, our little ones are also affected by the time change. We thought of them with this syrup that will help soothe their agitation and irritability. No added sugar, no side effects and 100% natural.
Our wellness tips
In parallel with these natural remedies, here are a few tips to help you avoid the disruptions of Daylight Saving Time:
– Advance your bedtime little by little, during the whole week before the time change.
– The day before the time change, spend time outside.
– D-day, avoid the morning and enjoy the sunlight to help your biological clock to recover;
– During the days before the change of time, and those who follow, pay particular attention to anything that can disturb sleep (alcohol, caffeine, heavy meals, and screens before bedtime …);
– If necessary, take a nap in the middle of the day (no more than 20 minutes).
By applying these simple tips and adopting our Homeocan remedies, you will help your body avoid the harmful effects of the time change and keep fit, naturally!