3 Ways Daylight Saving Time Messes With Your Health

Category: General

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1Have you finally gotten acclimated to the Spring time change? It’s definitely been tough waking up an hour earlier, and not just because you’re feel extra groggy.

Daylight saving time actually has real implications on our physical health.

According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, if you work in physically demanding jobs outside of an office, daylight savings time actually increases your chance of workplace injury and reduces motor functioning, thanks to lack of sleep.

You also make experience more cluster headaches, thanks to an interruption in your body’s circadian rhythms. These rhythms impact everything from the release of stress hormones, to how hungry you are, and when they’re forced to shift abruptly, like with daylight savings time, it can trigger chronic, painful headaches.

Daylight saving time has also been proven to cause more car accidents. Chronically low levels of sleep affect reaction time, perception, and attention – which translate to more dangerous driving conditions on the road.

Whether it’s a workplace injury, chronic headaches, car crash-related injury, or another condition that’s impacting your ability to live your best life, call Sovereign Rehabilitation. Our programs are individually crafted to your needs, and can put you on the road to quicker healing. Schedule your consultation today!

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