The “spring forward/fall back” switch messes up everyone’s schedule! Here’s how to get your little one on track so you can all get a good night’s sleep.
Daylight saving time is no fun for anyone. That groggy, “I really don’t want to get out of bed” feeling lingers for days after you set your clocks forward a hour, and can make any already sleep-deprived parent feel exhausted. But the loss of sleep can be even tougher on your kids. “Young children need more sleep and don’t tolerate sleep deprivation as well as adults,” explains Dr. Harry Yuan, pediatric cardiologist and pediatric medical director here at Alaska Sleep Clinic “The loss of just one hour can really affect a child’s attention span, appetite, and overall mood.”