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Don’t Lose Sleep Over Daylight Saving Time

Most sleep experts recommend a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night. Many people sleep an average of 40 minutes less Sunday night, March 10 after Daylight Saving Time returns. Plan ahead to avoid being sleepy. Sleep in Sunday morning and nap Sunday afternoon.

 

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Daylight Saving- Great Time to Reset Your Sleep Habits

Daylight saving time is a great time to reset your sleep habits, as well as your clock.

If you have trouble sleeping, try the following sleep tips:

Falling Back Could Hurt Less Than Springing Forward

Fall is undeniably a great time of year for sleep enthusiasts because there's nothing better than gaining an hour of sleep. You might also find that it hurts a lot less than when you lose an hour in the spring, according to a new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Researchers at Michigan State University found that the return to daylight saving time in the spring can have a negative impact on injuries in the workplace.

Don't Forget to Fall Back This Weekend

Millions of Americans will roll their clocks back one hour this weekend for the return to Standard Time. But as clocks move back and we wake on Sunday morning, after "gaining" an extra hour of the day, will Americans use that extra hour to catch up on their sleep? Probably not. According to the National Sleep Foundation's 2009 Sleep in America™ poll, two out of every ten Americans sleep less than six hours a night. Even with an extra hour, that's less than necessary for a full night's rest.

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