green news, trends and environmental action

'Springing Forward' Brings More Daylight, But It's Tougher On Your Body

By Kim Bellware

When Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, it brings a mixed bag of blessings: The extra daylight hours are a boon for the winter-weary, but “springing forward” is harder on our internal clocks than “falling back” come November.

“It’s easier to delay,” explains Dr. Muhammad Hamadeh, M.D., the medical director of the sleep disorders center at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago. “If you go to sleep at 10 p.m., you can stay up another hour and sleep at 11 p.m. But asking you to go to sleep earlier is harder, like falling asleep at 9 p.m. instead …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green