How Springing Ahead Can Affect Your Health
Losing an hour of sleep can be dangerous Video by fox47news.comvideo
Springing ahead can really mess you up. In fact, the effects could last for weeks. Adjusting to the time change can influence our health for a time to come. Sleep expert, Dr. Shelby Harris says: "What happens when we change the clock, we're throwing off our bodies natural rhythm and our bodies don't adjust immediately, just because the clock changed doesn't mean that our bodies change."
Dr. Harris says many are already not getting enough shut-eye. Losing another hour could put you at risk for a heart attack, and if you're already possibly at risk for having a heart attack you might be at a greater risk if you're having to wake up earlier than usual.
There's more car accidents because of one less hour of sleep. People's attention, concentration, and motor functions are actually impaired just for one hour less of sleep. Harris suggests trying to get your body to adjust before the clock change, it may make the transition easier. Harris also tells people on that Sunday morning, don't be lazy around the house. Get up and get as much sunlight a possible. It will help make the change a little bi easier.