5 Ways Daylight Saving Time Messes With Your Body

By Doucefleur

Feeling sleep-deprived? That’s one of the negative side effects of the springtime edition of Daylight Saving Time. To this end, Elite Daily outlines the following five ways in which springing forward screws with your body:

  1. Sleep deprivation. Since Daylight Saving Time will mean an hour less of sleep, the most immediate risk it poses to you is sleep deprivation.
  2. Increased stroke risk. According to research from the American Academy of Neurology, the risk of having a stroke can increase slightly around Daylight Saving Time, due to the disruption in circadian rhythm.
  3. Infertility. The disruption in your circadian rhythm could potentially affect your fertility, according to a study done by researchers at Boston Medical Center and IVF New England. The research revealed increased rates of miscarriage for women undergoing in vitro fertilization during Daylight Saving Time.
  4. More headaches. “Cluster headaches” can be triggered by Daylight Saving Time, says a Cleveland Clinic expert.
  5. Increased risk for heart attack. Similar to the purported rise of stroke occurrences, the risk of heart attack seems to increase ever so slightly around Daylight Saving Time.

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