If you're still struggling to adjust to Daylight Saving Time, you're not alone. It truly is amazing how groggy and lethargic you can feel from losing just an hour of restful slumber. In fact, you may not even care if the sun is staying out later in the evenings than you are!
Though it may not feel like it when your alarm goes off each morning, Daylight Saving Time can actually rejuvenate your mind and body in many ways. The online news outlet YouBeauty notes that the revitalizing effects of Daylight Saving Time largely stem from your exposure to the sun's warming rays.
"Vitamin D is an antioxidant that not only aids calcium absorption, but helps regulate the immune system and is essential to healthy, luminous skin. In order to maintain the recommended level of vitamin D, adults need about 30 minutes of unprotected sun exposure a week to stimulate the body into producing the nutrient," the source notes.
It may not sound like much, but 30 minutes of sunshine can be surprisingly difficult to clock – especially if the sun is only out when you're cooped up in the office.
According to reports, this change can be a boon for your mood. Not only does sun exposure spur the production of serotonin – it also may encourage you to get a bit more active, and that is never a bad thing for your brain!
So yes, it may be tricky to reprogram your body clock, but after a week or two you should be right as rain. Plus, if you and your partner are both struggling to get some shut eye, you can always try to tire each other out with your favorite sex aids.