We're springing forward on March 8th.
If the beginning of Daylight Saving Time leaves you feeling discombobulated, you're not alone. Doctors report a 24% spike in heart-attacks around the country each time the clock springs forward, and a 21% decrease when the clocks fall back in the autumn. The incidence of workplace injuries also rises on the Monday after the clocks change, as employees get an average of 40 fewer minutes of shut-eye the night before. Studies have even shown that Daylight Saving Time can lead to a brief increase in depressive episodes. That's all because it messes with our sleep schedule — and a good night's sleep is one of the most important things we can give to ourselves.
"It’s difficult to find a part of our health that isn’t impacted by our sleep," says Natalie Dautovich, Ph.D., the environmental fellow for The National Sleep Foundation. "Among many other functions, healthy sleep is important for healing and repairing the heart and blood vessels, reducing risk for obesity, promoting healthy cognitive functioning, and promoting a healthy immune response." But if losing an hour on March 8 this year tempts you to hit that snooze button a couple more times, think again. Sleep experts say there are better ways to reduce the time change's impact on your body, your schedule, and your general well-being. Here's their advice for surviving the spring forward, so you can feel more motivated to make the most of that extra evening daylight.
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