-- Alan Mozes
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Losing an hour of sleep
isn't easy for anyone, but there are ways to make springing ahead
during daylight saving time easier, an expert says.
This year, daylight saving time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. local
time. Clocks get moved ahead one hour.
"To sleep well your body clock has to be in synch with your daily schedule," Dr. Steven Feinsilver, director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City, said in a hospital news release. "What sets your body clock is mostly your wake-up time. A constant wake time is the single best measure you can take for a good sleep habit. We tell bad sleepers that no matter how poor their night's sleep was, they should get up at the same time each morning."
To maintain good sleep habits, Feinsilver recommends:
For more on sleep, visit the
U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
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