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You Should Just Stay Home Today!

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Mar 9, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Daylight-saving time is a killer.

The annual ritual in which we "gain" an hour of sleep each November by pushing the clocks backwards may seem like a harmless shift.

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Topics: sleep loss, daylight saving time

Need Another Reason to Dislike Daylight Saving Time?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Mar 6, 2020 12:42:00 PM

If shifting the clocks forward for daylight saving time makes you uneasy, there's a good reason: It will disrupt your sleep. When clocks move forward in the spring, we lose an hour. It's like giving the entire nation one time zone's worth of jet lag.

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Topics: daylight saving time

Prep Your Kids for Sunday

Posted by Stefanie Leiter and Jennifer Hines on Mar 4, 2020 10:38:03 AM

The "spring forward/fall back" switch messes up everyone's schedule! Here's how to get your little one on track so you can all get a good night's sleep.

Daylight saving time is no fun for anyone. That groggy, "I really don't want to get out of bed" feeling lingers for days after you set your clocks forward a hour, and can make any already sleep-deprived parent feel exhausted. But the loss of sleep can be even tougher on your kids. "Young children need more sleep and don't tolerate sleep deprivation as well as adults," explains Dr. Harry Yuan, pediatric cardiologist and pediatric medical director here at Alaska Sleep Clinic "The loss of just one hour can really affect a child's attention span, appetite, and overall mood."

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Topics: Pediatrics, daylight saving time

Daylight Savings Affects Your Health

Posted by Dr. Oz on Nov 1, 2019 12:38:00 PM

I’m often asked how daylight saving time affects your health — and if it does at all. The answer is yes, but there are easy ways to counteract it. 

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Topics: sleep schedules, daylight saving time

Rejoice! Daylight Saving Time restores an hour of your sleep on Sunday

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 28, 2019 10:17:43 AM

This weekend will bring a treat to those who love to sleep.

Daylight Saving Time kicks in early Sunday, Nov. 3, meaning you'll need to set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night.

Of course, talking about DST brings up the inevitable debate about the usefulness of the practice.

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Topics: sleep loss, daylight saving time, fall back

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