If you’re like most of the world’s population that has to live with bi-annual time changes, then you’re probably still feeling the effects of last week’s ‘spring ahead’.
Originally implemented to maximize daylight and to conserve energy, today it is thought by many to be a sizeable inconvenience.
- Daylight saving time isn’t used all over the world (although most of Canada and the U.S. do use it)
- Research has shown that the 60-minute time change (in either direction) can have effects on the body and health
- Studies have shown that number of heart attacks increase when daylight saving time begins
- Time change has been associated with an increase in vehicular accidents
Tips to Cope
- Avoid naps
- Wake up early
- Avoid coffee and alcohol before bedtime
- Exercise (preferably in the morning)
How do you deal with the time change? Let us know below.