Daylight Saving Time and the Potential Myriad of Health Issues

IAS News 7 March 2013 | 0 Comments

Everyone knows how important sleep is to live a healthy life, but did you know that each individual cell in your body has its very own circadian rhythm? This rhythm is there to keep the cells able to cope with any stresses, so to mess up this timing, by Dalight Saving Time for example, would result in issues within each and every cell in your body. It is of debate how long it takes for the body to re-sync itself, some say only a couple of days but others say it could be up to 5, if ever!
Just how much damage that could happen due to Daylight Saving Time is also of debate, but one study has shown that the number of heart attacks on the Monday and Tuesday after the time change increased by 10% – with a respective fall when the clocks go back in the fall. Another similar study showed heart attack increases in the first three days after time change, and decrease in the fall; seemingly backing up the other study. The number of male suicides also increased during this time, showed a study carried out in 2008. Traffic accidents also increase – by up to 8% on the Monday after the time change. Fatal alcohol related traffic incidents also increased; as well as workplace accidents increasing by 5.7% resulting in 67.6% more workdays being lost as a result. Less productivity is reported once daylight saving time starts, along with decreased quality of life, increased illness and just being tired.
However the Monday cardiac issue has been long known about, and only recently linked with sleep deprivation. More heart attacks and sudden cardiac death rates increase substantially on Mondays. Previously attributed to work stress, it has now been more linked to sleep changes that naturally happen over the weekend.
Ensuring optimum levels of vitamin D by taking D3-Pro for example, and taking a supplement such as MelatoninZnSe will help keep you in good sync even with the time change. Along with the general rules of eating well, sleeping in complete darkness, and in a good temperature, and keeping stress levels to a minimum before bed should all help you cope better with the switch to daylight saving time.

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