When your clocks jump forward, you’ll lose a full hour of sleep and wind up with a 23-hour day. The shift may seem pretty insignificant, but it affects your daily circadian rhythms and hormone cycles for roughly a week, creating a feeling of lethargy, potentially worsening your sleep and lowering your immune function.
Research suggests that the seasonal “jump forward” into Daylight Savings Time typically leads to two main problems:
- increased sleep latency (difficulty falling asleep)
- increased sleep fragmentation (trouble staying asleep and achieving deep sleep) for up to a week after the transition Read more