Posts Tagged daylight savings time

GOING TO STANDARD TIME COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

Posted by on Wednesday, 6 November, 2013

Humorous cartoon show two people discussing the meaning of time.

 

THE SLEEP/HEART ATTACK CONNECTION

You just set your clocks, right? This time of year the day is so short we have to push some daylight towards morning so kids will be safe going to school. Did you know that changing the clocks can affect your chances of having a heart attack?

Here’s the thing.

Dr. Martin Young (University of Alabama,  Division of Cardiovascular Disease) talks about a Swedish study that showed heart attacks increase about 10% in spring, a day after the clock “springs back”, and they fall off when the clock “falls forward”. Why, isn’t totally obvious; it’s either tied to the position of the hands on the clock or to sleep deprivation. Mister ScienceAintSoBad votes for sleep deprivation.

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The cartoon is my own