(CNN) - It's almost time to fall back one hour – Daylight Saving Time will end the morning of Nov. 3. That means setting your clocks back an hour.
While getting an extra hour of sleep might seem like a good way to get more rest, the change in time can affect your sleep patterns.
And even though it's easier to gain an hour than to lose one, experts say it's a good idea to prepare for the time change.
Your inner body clock – or circadian rhythms – will be affected and there are ways you can prepare for the change before the time change and keep your sleep from being interrupted.
Doctors recommend you modify your schedule early. Set your clocks an hour behind about a week before the change to help you ease into the new sleep change.
Keep hydrated – if you drink a lot of water, it will help your body adjust. After the time change, stay active during the day and do something relaxing a few hours before what would normally be your bedtime.
And if you are taking medication, begin to take it a little earlier, especially if the medicine affects your sleeping habits.
Doing this a few days before the change actually helps regulate melatonin, a hormone in your body that helps your inner body clocks adjust, leaving us with a good night's sleep.
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