This weekend is Daylight Saving time (often misspelled as "Daylight Savings," if you didn't know, now you do). While its origins are relatively unclear, it's a historic tradition we still honor today... unless of course you're one of the lucky ones who live in Arizona.
Having to turn the clocks back almost always causes some level of confusion, even with automatic updates of modern tech. The original purpose of Daylight Saving was to conserve energy and optimize the workday, so you may notice it's a bit brighter when you wake up on Sunday morning.
While this is helpful for early birds, it also means that they days gets darker earlier especially in the northeast, disrupting our circadian rhythms. Even though it's only an hour, falling back can be confusing for our bodies on a cellular level.
In the spirit of making this transition as simple and gentle as possible, we've enlisted the advice of our wellness experts who share their best tips for absorbing and optimizing that extra hour.