- A 2016 study found the overall rate for stroke was 8% higher in the two days after daylight saving time
- Losing an hour of sleep has also been associated with a higher risk of heart attacks and injuries
(CNN)Daylight saving time is Sunday, and losing sleep after clocks "spring forward" an hour could be more than just an annoyance. This small time shift can significantly raise the risk of health-related issues.
More health effects
Preparing for shifts in sleep
- Most adults need seven to nine hours to function properly.
- Leave a couple of hours between eating and going to bed.
- Turn off mobile devices before you head to bed. Blue light from screens can affect your ability to sleep.
- Make your room all about sleep: Use a comfortable mattress, pillow and bedding, and keep your room dark.
- Create a bedtime ritual. Make deep breathing, stretches and other relaxing exercises part of your preslumber routine.
- Keep a piece of paper next to your bed. Write down any worries before trying to get to sleep.