Spring Forward; Daylight Savings Time Starts This Weekend

Tempers could be a bit shorter in the coming week.Dr. Michael Summer with UNMC's Sleep Disorder Clinic says the time change can have negative impacts while the body adjusts.

Dr. Summer says, "Your error rate, there are more car accidents and then also more stressors that are occurring as a result of that chronic sleep deprivation that is occurring in that loss of sleep."

The number of heart attacks and stroke increase in the days after a time change.

The change doesn't bother some but for others it can be a real struggle.Dr. Summer says, "It can linger for up to one to two weeks after a time change.It is especially difficult for those night owl people who want to go to bed later and wake up later."

Like it or not it is time to "spring forward".That means setting clocks ahead one hour tonight.Daylight Savings Time officially begins at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, March 10th.


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