Clocks set to spring forward Sunday for daylight saving time

Even though we'll be losing an hour of sleep, medical professionals say the time change could actually affect your health.

News 12 Staff

Mar 12, 2021, 10:46 PM

Updated 1,133 days ago

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Long Islander’s will be losing an hour of sleep this weekend, but there will be more sunshine in the afternoon.
Even though we'll be losing an hour of sleep, medical professionals say the time change could actually affect your health.
Sleep specialists say the annual time change may give us more daylight, but it can also upset our sleep rhythms and patterns. According to the specialists, it can affect things like metabolism, weight loss, job performance from a lack of sleep, and even create some cardiac issues for some people.
Studies also show that because sleep patterns change, motorists on highways and roads can get tired behind the wheel and accident rates can go up.
"Fully 10% of crashes are the result of drowsy driving so you are more likely to be drowsy, especially that first Monday after the time switch and then it gets better and better until the week is done," said Robert Sinclair Jr., AAA.
To get ready for the time change, experts say it's a good idea to start going to bed a little earlier now so your body can adjust well.
To get ready for the time change, experts say it's a good idea to start going to bed a little earlier now so your body can adjust well.


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