Today, we have finally hit Halloween, and the last day of the month of October. That means we are less than a week away from “falling back,” and potentially gaining an hour of sleep for a night. However, the impact of going from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time can affect those who already have trouble sleeping. So, those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other sleep issues should pay attention to a recent Psychology Today article. The piece discussed how the upcoming time change can cause issues for some.
The piece argues that, in some way, adjusting to “springing forward” can actually be an easier transition. Despite the potential loss of sleep, most people can force themselves to stay up for an extra hour, while those with insomnia may have even more trouble falling asleep earlier. However, the piece also discusses a study that points to “springing forward” as the more difficult adjustment, citing the issue of a lost hour of sleep in our already sleep deprived nation. In fact, the study showed that more heart attack patients were admitted to the hospital following DST, with a decrease after a shift back to ST. If possible, take advantage of the upcoming time change, and grab an extra hour of sleep.
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