March 15, 2013

‘Spring Forward’ is nothing to yawn at

By Logan Lafferty

Pablo Castillo is an assistant professor of neurology at Jacksonville’s Mayo Clinic and specializes in sleep medicine and disorders. A time-change opponent, he said the time change works against the body’s natural order. “The problem is that your biological clock will not recognized a forced clock time, the spring forward,” Castillo said. “Some people stay up later already and when you’re exposed to more time in sunlight after work, you’re putting them at risk for what is called ‘delayed sleep phase disorder’…those people are going to have a hard time adapting.”


Florida Times-Union by Drew Dixon

Tags: biological clock, delayed sleep phase disorder, Dr. Pablo Castillo, Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Neurology, Sleep Medicine, spring-forward, time change

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