On Sunday, November 7 at 2:00am CST, Americans gained one more hour of sleep as the clock fell back, signalling the end of daylight savings time. While it’s great to have an extra hour in bed, the time change can cause a shift in the light we are exposed to and potentially our daily routine. The change in light can have an impact on our body clock, more specifically our ability to get a good night of sleep and optimize productivity throughout the day.
As we head into a traditionally darker season, we turned to our go-to experts on the matter of sleep and light. Behavioral sleep doctor Lisa Medalie and Dyson research engineer Alex Kember break down important considerations when it comes to lighting your home and how you can set yourself up for success to mitigate the imbalance our bodies feel when the clock falls back.