Brace yourselves! It is that time of the year — again.
We are about to lose one hour of sleep and increase our chances of getting into accidents.
Daylight savings time (DST) is upon us and data shows that on the days following DST, our already sleep deprived population suffers due to added sleep loss.
Here are some tips on how to prepare for it:
Before March 12:
And remember, just because you prepared well for this change, it doesn’t mean that everyone around you is perky and alert.
Our own research study has shown that high school students’ reaction time is impaired throughout the entire week following DST. Perhaps for a change, you might want them to keep a more flexible after school schedule and go to bed early!
Get more information from Weill Cornell Sleep Medicine here.
Ana C. Krieger, MD, MPH, FCCP, FAASM, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Medical Director, Center for Sleep Medicine, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Departments of Medicine, Neurology and Genetic Medicine, Associate Attending, Rockefeller University, Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Originally published at medium.com