Daylight savings time bad for your health
You know how your body feels out-of-whack for about a month after daylight savings time?
Turns out that you're not imagining it.
A researcher at Loyola University Health System in Chicago says that one hour change in time can cause havoc to your health.
People are going to work or school the day after the time change sleeping 40 fewer minutes than normal, leaving to all kinds of side affects.
Studies have found there's a higher risk of heart attacks, traffic accidents and workplace injuries on the first Monday after the time change.
"Many people already are chronically sleep-deprived, and Daylight Saving Time can make them even more tired for a few days," said Dr. Nidhi Undevia, medical director of the Sleep Program at Loyola University Health System.
Undevia offers these tips for coping with Daylight Saving Time:
-- In the days before the time change, go to bed and wake up 10 or 15 minutes earlier each day.
-- Don't nap on the Saturday before the time change.
-- To help reset your internal body clock, expose yourself to sunlight in the morning as early as you can.
Something to keep in mind when the next change in time rolls around.