oh the difference one hour makes

Most of us love the whole “turn back the clock” deal. Who doesn’t want to get an extra hour sleep? But springing ahead — not so fun. Losing 60 minutes of shut eye stinks. But now there’s proof, losing time in bad for your health! As clocks spring ahead and fall back when adjusting in and out of daylight saving time, a study published last Wednesday finds that heart attack rates do the same.

The research, based on heart attacks in Sweden, concluded that the chance of a heart attack goes up during the first three weekdays after the springtime shift to daylight saving time, possibly because of sleep deprivation.

But on the autumn Monday after clocks go back and people can get an extra hour of shuteye, the heart attack risk declines. So enjoy the next couple days – chances of a myocardial infarction are slim! Although, even with more sleep, for some, election day stress may override it all.

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