Posted by Allen on 3/4/2015
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Turning the clocks back an hour in November means a precious extra hour of sleep. The spring, however, is another story. In March, daylight saving time means being pulled from our beds an hour early.
But as the snow melts, you may also start notice a change in your mood and energy levels. We are so sleep deprived to begin with, that loosing an hour of sleep goes far beyond the mild inconvenience many will feel with the time change.
According to Sleep Tracker, adults should be getting at least seven to nine hours of sleep every night. Most people who enjoy a full night’s sleep can easily manage the time change. However, the loss of an hours sleep can affect you if you are sleeping less. Similar to experiencing jet lag, a time change can disrupt our internal clocks and require the body to start a new sleep schedule. It’s harder for our bodies to lose an hour of sleep then adding one in the fall.