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).

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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.

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About The Author

Ana Mantica has been a writer and editor for over 10 years, specializing in health, nutrition and lifestyle. Aside from her regular and stellar contributions to `LLERO, Ana has been published in outlets such Cosmo for Latinas, Woman's Day for Latinas, Self and Fitness and is a correspondent for Forbes Travel Guide. Ms. Mantica is a proud Nica/Cuban and is HQ’d in Miami, Florida.

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