Daylight Saving Time tips

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 a.m. local time. Time will go forward one hour at that time.

While some people may welcome the longer days and more sunlight, other say they hate the idea of losing an hour of sleep. Behavioral health specialist Jane Ehrman says you can ease the transition by preparing your body for the sudden change.

"In 15 minute increments change the time you go to sleep a little earlier. So, start about a week ahead 15 minutes. A couple of days into it then- 30 minutes, closer to the end of the week 45 minutes and a couple of days before the time change go to bed an hour early."

You can also exercise more and expose yourself to more light than usual to help shift your internal clock. If you are unable to prepare, Erhman says to employ other tactics after the time change.

"Get up and take a brisk walk in the middle of the day. That will reenergize you. Or drink some water because when you're better hydrated you have more energy. Have a healthy snack. Maybe some fruit{} and some nuts or some humus and some veggies to not only help you to have more energy but it will keep you clear-headed."

Also, taking 15-20 minute power naps during the day can help you stay refreshed.