The upcoming change to daylight saving time (DST) will make people feel like they’ve lost an hour of sleep. At 2am this coming Sunday morning, March 12, we are expected to “spring” our clocks one hour “forward.” This synchs our shared schedules to an artificial time reset. The practice originally evolved to build more sunlight into the work day for the purposes of productivity and security. However, sleep deprivation caused by DST has since become the result of that infamous “law of unintended consequences,” with risks to both productivity and security an ironic negative outcome.
Read more about what happens when we lose even one hour of sleep, as well as tips for easing into the shift, at our home blog at SleepApnea.org.]]>