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HealthLine: Why Daylight Saving Time Makes You Feel Terrible
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HealthLine: Why Daylight Saving Time Makes You Feel Terrible
Mar 11, LabFinder

If you get a case of the Mondays following daylight saving time, there may actually be medical evidence for it.

Not only are we losing an hour of sleep by springing forward, but our circadian rhythm — aka our internal clock — gets out of whack, which may cause us to feel off.

Plenty of us feel a very real sense of “blah” following the time change.

But not everyone is affected the same way, or even at all.

“Because we lose one hour of sleep, there is a possibility of feeling tired because of this change,” said Dr. Robert Segal, a cardiologist and co-founder of Labfinder.com in New York.

“For some, it might not mean much. But for others, it can cause harm, such as an increased risk of heart attack, workplace injuries due to lack of sleep, or even traffic accidents. Hospitals even noted that the number of stroke hospitalizations increase,” he said.

Read the full article on HealthLine.