Doctor: Turning back the clocks comes with health concerns to watch out for

Turning the clocks back may mean an extra hour of sleep for some but it also means getting less sunlight. 

News 12 Staff

Nov 5, 2023, 6:20 PM

Updated 203 days ago

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Daylight Saving Time officially ended at 2 a.m. on Sunday and experts say this affects a person’s health and well-being, especially their sleep. 
Turning the clocks back may mean an extra hour of sleep for some but it also means getting less sunlight. Dr. Hannah Friedman from NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County says that less sunlight means people will get drowsy at an even earlier time. 
"The more time we're spending without the sun is associated with depression, anxiety, a lot of people are familiar seasonal affective disorder,” she says.  
Although people eventually adapt to change in time, some may take longer than others. It’s important to maintain good sleeping habits such as putting away cellphones and electronic devices before bed. 


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