Most Don’t Actually Get An Extra Hour of Sleep When Daylight Save Time Ends
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday morning at 2:00 AM. We fall back an hour and you've probably heard some say you gain an extra hour of sleep. That's unfortunately not true for most.
Researchers at Harvard say, "In the Fall, only a minority of people actually get that promised extra hour of sleep. During the following week, many people wake up earlier, have more trouble falling asleep, and are more likely to wake up during the night. People who tend to be so-called short sleepers, logging under 7.5 hours a night, and early risers (also known as larks), have the most trouble adjusting to the new schedule."
A study conducted by Michigan State says we really only get about 12 minutes of extra sleep. I don't know how you feel, but I hate falling back. I'm not a fan of it being dark when I got to work and dark when I leave work. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) conducted a survey and found most aren't fans of Daylight Savings Time either. 63% of the respondents said they wish we'd get rid of it and stick one schedule year-round.
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