(KCEN) -- We spring forward one hour tomorrow morning at 2 A.M.
That means we lose one hour of sleep.
Many of us have a hard time getting past that sluggish feeling during daylight savings.
Most all of us wish we had more time to catch some z's.
Unfortunately this weekend, we'll be losing an hour on the clock.
"I have to get up around 6:30, 6:40 every morning." said Caitlin Harrison.
Caitlin's alarm goes off at the same time every morning.
As a grad student, there's a lot she needs to fit into her days.
"Get up, go to work at eight, work til noon, have to go to class, until the afternoon and then come into lab, and then go home and do whatever work or assignments I have to do."
So it's easy for Caitlin and most of the rest of us to get worn down quickly.
But Doctor David Earnest, a Texas A&M Professor of Health Science, says the best way to keep up, is to sleep the same hours every night.
"The best case scenario is to maintain regular schedules even if you're active more during the night time and perhaps get up and start working later in the day," he said.
While Dr. Earnest says going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday is crucial, eating your meals at the same time everyday is equally as important for your biological clock.
"The 24-hour rhythms in our biological clocks are very important in terms of controlling metabolic disorders and contributing to metabolic disorders," said Dr. Earnest.
Disorders like diabetes and obesity are more reasons why sticking to your schedule can help you feel your best.
Dr. Earnest recommends, "Try and just not think about the time change because if I do then I feel like I'm more tired if I'm like oh I lost an hour of sleep whereas if I just act like it's a normal day."
Especially when we can't control the clock.
Researchers say if you do get off schedule your internal clock will reset in a couple days if your sleep schedule is consistent.
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