Health Minute: Daylight Saving Body Impacts


JAMESTOWN – Sunday at 2 a.m., time will move forward instantaneously, but it will take longer to adjust our body clocks.

Losing an hour may not seem like much, but that small change can be a big problem for your health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many people are not getting enough sleep to begin with.

The additional shortage of sleep can lead to deadly consequences. The Monday after the time shift is related to an increase in tragic car accidents.

That's according to a study by Stanford University that examined two decades of data.

In addition, adults who lose even one hour of sleep per day are more likely to report health problems such as diabetes, depression and heart disease; compared to those who have 7 or 8 hours of sleep.

Experts suggest that you use the time change to restore your sleep habits and make sure you get enough rest.

Summer time began in the United States in 1918, and 100 years later, 73 countries still practice the system.

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