When I was young, I loved the end of Daylight Saving Time. It’s a time to “Fall Back” and gain an extra hour of sleep! It’s too good to be true to gain time. Well, most things that are too good to be true are just that…too good to be true. Well, Daylight Saving Time started again this weekend. We “sprung ahead” and lost that precious one hour. Daylight Saving Time was put into effect in the early 1900’s to limit the use of candles and fuel during the wartime. It gave us more useful hours of daylight. Those original reasons for DST’s onset are no longer needed. The twice a year time change affect us much the same as jetlag. By disrupting the circadian rhythm, a person’s sleep, daytime concentration, emotional balance, decision making skills and reaction times are all slightly skewed. It is estimated that it takes a full two weeks to adjust to such changes.
CranioSacral therapy can be very helpful in cases of insomnia and jetlag. By enhancing the body’s natural CranioSacral rhythm, it can normalize the changes that occur in one’s circadian rhythm. If you find that you have troubles with insomnia, jetlag or Daylight Saving Time changes, call and make your CranioSacral therapy appointment today. You will be so glad that you did!