It doesn’t matter if it is one hour forward or back. Mind Body Green has written about this topic. The body needs time to get used to all the new settings. In Australia daylight savings is on April the 5th.
When you change your clocks to go back or forward one hour, you could lose some sleep. This would make you prone to drowsiness and irritability.
Your hunger levels and times will change with daylight savings as well as your sleeping pattern. Cortisol and melatonin are the main hormones here and they will be affected by the change in our sleeping patterns.
Luckily no two people are the same when we adjust our time. The way how our bodies adjust can be different for one person and different for another. With me I’m fine to adjust in whichever way.
How can we deal with this?
Limit sun exposure the week before daylight saving. The week before it you should set your clock so that your body will get used to the new times. It takes about a week to get used to the times.
Keep to your schedule. Don’t change it by too much.
Don’t have long naps. Instead go to bed early. Long naps can make it hard for you to go to sleep and stay asleep.