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Spring Ahead

The Switch to Daylight Savings Time can be very miserable… and let’s face it, as college kids we need all of the calm that we can have. Here are a few steps that you can take to make this transition into spring more bearable.  
1. Go to bed ALREADY! Not sleeping enough always means problems. So, losing an hour of sleep can be tough. I suggest going to bed at least 15 to 20 minutes earlier each night for a week or so.
2. Start to wind down at least an hour before you go to bed. Lay down, watch Netflix and relax.

3. Do not drink caffeine or alcohol during the wind-down period. Also, don’t drink lots of water before going to bed- think about it, do you really want to be up taking bathroom breaks all night long?
4. Wind down even more… close the laptop and pick up a boring book… Yeah, I know BORING. Just do it.
5. Sleep (and dream of a sweet dream… dream of your prince sleeping beauty)!
6. Don’t oversleep. Contradicting? No, you want to go to sleep early and get up early. This might make you think that you’re going to be exhausted throughout the day…but, it will actually make it easier for you to go to sleep early that night again (meaning you’ll get a goodnight’s sleep)!

Caitlan Walzer is a sophomore at Winthrop University majoring in mass communication with a concentration in broadcast journalism. She is originally from San Diego, California and then in 2000 moved to a small town in South Carolina. She enjoys competing in pageants (is a part of the Miss America Organization) and is a licensed makeup consultant for Merle Norman Cosmetics. Caitlan is an active student at Winthrop, enjoys watching Netflix, being an active member within her sorority, spending time with her friends, and, of course, drinking Starbucks.   
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