Struggling with a sleeping pattern? Switching off at night will be easier in March, explains expert

We all know how important sleep is to our wellbeing, productivity and mood. And many of us in these winter months struggle more than usual to adapt to the darker mornings and evenings and align our sleeping patterns. But if this is you, it’s about to get much better from the 20th February apparently….

Jonny Haskins, the co-founder at Get Laid Beds, explains why 20th February and beyond is the turning point for our sleeping schedules: “The colder and darker winter months, naturally, leave us craving cosy nights in bed and create a sense of hibernation. It’s no wonder many of us are struggling with a sleeping pattern, particularly as we battle ourselves back into a routine each Monday.

“Our brains are programmed to tell us that the dark is night-time, and our bodies need to rest, and the light triggers us to be more awake. So, when our alarms go off on dark mornings and the sun sets at 5pm, it can be very confusing and disruptive for our sleep patterns. It’s not all bad news though! Because spring is on the way, and from 20th February we’ll start having three minutes of extra daylight per day. The longer days will last up until the summer solstice in June when the longest day of the year will last for around 15 hours and 16 minutes.

“With regards to our sleep patterns, this means that our bodies will start to sync with the daylight hours which should make sleeping easier. The 20th February can be a turning point for those who struggle with overtiredness and excessive sleeping in winter. No matter the time of year, it’s important to try and establish a solid sleeping ritual to give yourself the best chance of a good night’s rest. Our guide to effective sleeping rituals has some advice and tips on what works best.”

For more sleeping advice, here is Get Laid Beds’ sleeping rituals guide:

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