Sleep expert offers tips for those thrown off schedule by Daylight Saving Time
FRIDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- That extra hour of sleep you'll get in most parts of the country over the weekend might be restful, but the beginning of Daylight Saving Time could spell trouble for your body clock, a sleep expert says.
Dr. Atul Malhotra, medical director of the sleep disorders research program in the division of sleep medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, explained in a hospital news release that there are ways to prevent the time change from disrupting your sleep habits.
For most people, the time shift in the spring is more problematic because an hour is "lost" rather than "gained," but for those who are disrupted by any change in schedule, Malhotra offered these coping tips:
For those who have trouble sleeping overall, Malhotra suggested the following:
Learn more about sleep from the National Sleep Foundation.
-- Randy Dotinga
SOURCE: Brigham and Women's Hospital, news release, Oct. 26, 2009
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