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How to Deal with the Darkness: Surviving the Time Change

 Not sure about ya'll, but I'm feeling the effects of Daylight Savings Time coming to an end! I bet you are, too. The other day, I started seeing clients at 10 am, and I swear I looked at the clock assuming it was 2 pm, only to find it was 11:30. Three days out of the week, I work pretty late into the evening, so I'm used to it being dark when I leave. But during my early days, when I head home, it's pitch black outside! Miss you, sunshine. 💔💔💔 Daylight Savings Time, and when it ends in the fall/winter months, has a profound effect on our circadian rhythm (read: our body's internal clock that's always running in the background). When our circadian rhythm gets disrupted, we feel it by having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking early. We might even experience lower quality sleep. The whole circadian rhythm thing also affects our appetite and our mood. This is because less exposure to sunlight causes a dip in serotonin (feel good b rain chemical