November 7, 2019

How daylight saving time affects your sleep and overall health

By Karl W Oestreich

USA Today
by Ashley May

Daylight saving time ends and clocks will "fall back" an hour this weekend, giving Americans the feeling of an extra hour in the morning, which could negatively affect their health. "Ever since the institution of daylight saving time, there has been controversy regarding whether it accomplishes its goals or not, and if so – at what cost," Timothy Morgenthaler, Mayo Clinic's co-director of the Center for Sleep Medicine, said in a 2018 interview. Morgenthaler has reviewed about 100 medical papers related to how the time change could affect health. Here's what you should know…

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Context: Timothy Morgenthaler, M.D. is the co-director of the Center for Sleep Medicine. In addition to seeing patients in clinic, he studies complex sleep-disordered breathing, such as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, central alveolar hypoventilation and various kinds of central sleep apnea. You can read more about Dr. Morganthaler’s research here.

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