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Tips & Tricks To Survive Daylight Saving Time

By DuPage Medical Group Sleep Medicine

Turning your clock one hour ahead, or one hour back, during Daylight Saving Time (DST) each year may seem like a simple task. However, for many people this is a dreaded time when they feel like they get even less sleep.

Many studies have been done on how DST affects people and it has been found that it has both positive and negative effects on health, safety and more. In fact, some new research indicates that heart attacks increase the days following the spring time change, but decrease after the fall time change. And in weeks following the spring time change, there are actually more traffic accidents.

Perhaps this is because sleep loss puts increased strain on those who are already at risk. DST is a good time to evaluate your sleep habits and see what you can do to get a better night’s rest.

Read our infographic, Tips & Tricks to Survive Daylight Saving Time, and make lifestyle choices that help you feel well-rested.

Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Sleep

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