Welcome to Spring(ing forward)! Daylight saving time starts this weekend, when we turn our clocks forward an hour starting at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 9.
This is the "bad" switch, when we "lose" an hour of sleep over night. The time change can make us sleepier than usual, so be careful if you have to drive early on Sunday morning.
We will essentially be suffering from jet lag for a few days as our bodies adjust to the time change. Daylight saving has been linked to multiple health effects, increases in accidents, and studies have suggested it doesn't even save energy.
"Most people can switch their schedules right away. It really depends on the individual and how much stress they have in their lives," naturopathic doctor Chamandeep Bali told The Huffington Post. "If you're the type of person who is always 'go go go', you'll be sleeping less."
The good news is the the sun will seem to rise and set later in the day than it does now, so we have more time to enjoy the daylight during the hours we are normally awake — after work.
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