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Experts: Get extra sleep as the clock "springs" ahead for daylight savings time

As we start the work week, experts want to give a friendly reminder to try to go to sleep earlier to make up for that lost hour because of daylight saving time.

News 12 Staff

Mar 14, 2022, 3:43 AM

Updated 831 days ago

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As we start the work week, experts want to give a friendly reminder to try to go to sleep earlier to make up for that lost hour because of daylight saving time.
Sleep experts say even one hour less sleep is bad for your health - and can put you at an increased risk of drowsy driving. Not to mention - can affect your mood .
"We are advancing the clock one hour so we are shortening our sleep, so even though its on a saturday night at 2am or sunday morning, we are trying to sleep a little later but people tend to not get enough sleep because it is shortened by an hour so people tend to be more grouchy and irritable and short tempered and fatigued, they can have increased incidences of feeling fatigued throughout the day," says Russell Rozensky of Stony Brook University's Respiratory Care Program.
This as New York state is warning against driver fatigue and drowsiness behind the wheel. They are promoting a "Stay awake, stay alive" campaign as a reminder for people to be vigilant.
Experts say to make frequent stops if you are doing a long trip, and try to limit your driving time to daylight hours.


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