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Where Does That Lost Hour Go?

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I’ve never really minded the time changes. I’m a morning person by nature anyway, so when we gain an hour, I either use it to get up and work out or do some work. When we lose an hour, I shrug my shoulders and figure it’s worth the tradeoff, especially since it’s so much easier to run in my neighborhood when it’s light out (and I love to run before work).

But this year? This year, I’m nervous. My 2-year-old is not as adaptable as I am. And I’ve heard some horror stories about the terrible transition toddlers often make for days or even weeks as their poor little bodies adjust.

(Can you imagine? We understand what’s happening, but babies are probably so confused!)

And if Audrey’s not sleeping, ain’t NOBODY sleeping. She’s really not cranky or upset when she wakes up early; she just doesn’t have much of a slow burn. She’s asleep and then she’s

WIDE AWAKE MOMMY MOMMY MOMMY I GO YOU BED I GO PLAY PUZZLES I GO DRINK MILK I GO READ BOOKS I GO YOU BED I SING SONGS I DANCE MOMMY I DANCE!

There’s just not enough coffee in the world.

Unfortunately, that’s going to be my best trick for managing the time change. That and a lot of yoga and exercise, to help me get back to a normal routine. (In fact, here is a great 5-minute workout you can do as soon as you wake up to get the blood moving and muscles warmed up!)

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But you? You have a better option. (And let’s face it. So does my husband. He is always happy to get up with Audrey, but I can’t fall back asleep once I’m awake, so I try to let him get as much morning rest as possible so he can watch her if I need an afternoon nap!)

ZzzQuil! It’s a non-habit forming sleep-aid for the relief of occasional sleeplessness. It can help you fall asleep easily, sleep soundly and wake up feeling refreshed.

You read that, right? Occasional. This isn’t a take-every-night kind of sleep aid. According to a ZzzQuil survey, more than half of U.S. adults say the time change affects their sleep and for people who say they suffer from occasional sleeplessness, more than 60% say DST affects their sleep.

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And if you want to stock up before March 8, I have a coupon you can use! Click here to print it (and maybe get a few for all of your friends — they’ll thank you!).

I’m going to leave the ZzzQuil on my husband’s nightstand with a note that reminds him: better set the automatic timer on the coffeepot. Mama’s going to need it.

I’ve partnered up with ZzzQuil for a fun ad campaign that aims to answer where that lost hour of sleep is going. Wanna join me? It’s simple, leave a comment on ZzzQuil’s Twitter (@ZzzQuil) or Facebook page and tell them where you think that lost hour of sleep goes.

They’ll be responding in a fun way. Sounds like it could be a good time, and worth your while ;)

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