The Night Of
Turn off electronics. Put aside your smartphone and tablet, flip off the Netflix, dim the lights – all those tiny lights and buzz alerts send the wrong signals to your brain and promote wakefulness. Afterward, get in the rhythm of turning off all your gadgets (or at the very least turning off the alerts) an hour before bed. Pick up a book instead (a Kindle doesn’t count).
The Next Day
Stick to your regular routine. Wake up at your regular time — if you usually wake up at 8 a.m., do it the morning of the time change. Get moving, walk, run or hit the gym to boost your energy. Step into the sun mid-day to stimulate your body and help retrain your inner clock. Afterward, the closer you stick to your regular routine, the easier it’ll be for your body to adjust.