DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
March 11th, 2013
Daylight savings time starts this Sunday. We lose a whole hour – which is panic-inducing for anyone who feels they don’t have enough time in the day as it is. I much prefer the autumn, when we gain 60 minutes.
I feel like I can be frivolous with my hour: a slightly longer nap, a few more chapters of a good book, an extra long soak in the tub. But now I’ve pare down my weekend – two days that are never long enough to complete all my best-laid plans.
My solution: have sex in the morning with the lights on and cuddle by candlelight before bed.
Trust me on this – I’ve done my research. You need to adjust to the subtle differences that are occurring: going to sleep and waking up an hour earlier, eating meals an hour earlier, the sun rising and setting an hour earlier. We need help with all these changes. That’s where serotonin comes in – it’s a chemical from your brain that helps your body adjust. Serotonin is released when you exercise, and what better exercise than sex?
Additionally your circadian rhythms (how your body handles a 24 hour cycle) need to readjust to the time change, so introduce yourself to more light during the day to help you energize, and less light in the evening to help you wind down.
So Sunday morning, wake your significant other up with mind-blowing sex in the brightest light you can find. And Sunday evening, snuggle up in candlelight and be still with each other.
Just to be sure, you may want to repeat this for several days.