The five words that everyone hates to hear: Daylight Saving Time is ending.

So you made it through Halloween, congrats, and now the real fun begins. But before you rush to Thanksgiving and Black Friday there is one more hurdle to jump over, and that is Daylight Saving Time. And no, not savings, it's saving. Common error.

Add kids into the mix and things just got a whole lot more difficult. I'm nearly 30 and I still have a problem waking up, I can't imagine what it's like for 8 year-old Mark and 7 year-old Rebecca to wake up for school.

So with all that said, check out some of these tips on how to prepare for the adjustment known as Daylight Saving Time.



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    Start Your New Sleep Schedule a Few Days Early

    After Nov. 4, the sunset is will be around 5:30 p.m., which means the sun will be rising earlier. And I don't know about you, but I find waking up to be a  c h o r e.

    So, start going to bed earlier, kids too, that way it won't be as rough the first day waking up, and your body has some time to adjust.

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    Limit Electronics in the Evening

    Especially phones, tablets, and video games. That nasty blue light that emits off the screen can really mess with your body's clock.

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    Avoid Midday Naps at All Costs

    Going back on what I said before, you do not want to tinker with your inner body clock, and definetelyt not right after DST. You'll never fall asleep at a normal time.

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    Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Sugar Before Bed

    That also includes soda as well.

    If you really need something, try water with a hint of lemon or flavored club soda, which is my go-to.

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