I don't know about you, but this feels like the longest week ever, and I am hella excited about being gifted with an extra hour of sleep this weekend when Daylight Saving Time ends. But while it's nice to get that extra sack time, changing your sleep schedule by as little as one hour can throw off your internal body clock, and you're going to need to arm yourself with some ways to cope with fall back come Nov. 4. One of the biggest myths about fall back is that you should stay up an extra hour. Not so Terry Cralle, a registered nurse, certified sleep educator and Better Sleep Council spokesperson, tells Bustle.
"The recommended approach is to go to bed at your normal time and see how much better you feel with extra sleep," Cralle says. Additionally, be gentle with yourself during the transition. "Having a consistent, relaxing, and reproducible bedtime routine will help transition your mind and body from awake to sleep. Try reading a book or coloring to unwind before slumber." If fall back is an annual challenge for you, you're not alone. In fact, millennials are so sleep deprived that a poll from The Tylt found that almost 60 percent of millennials would opt for an extra hour of sleep over an extra hour of pay. Same? Try these other tips to get through the end of Daylight Saving Time like a boss.