Daylight saving time is right around the corner — as in this weekend.
What’s going on?
- The daylight saving will end on the first Sunday in November (that’s Nov. 1) at 2 a.m.
- So this means that you’ll be setting your clocks ahead by one hour on Sunday.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News’ chief medical correspondent, recently said strokes, heart attacks, accidents and mood swings can be symptoms of getting a lack of sleep due to daylight saving time, ABC 7 New York reports.
“It’s really all about that crossover between biology and social life and how it affects our circadian rhythms,” she said, per ABC 7 New York.
How to prepare
- She said to start going to bed 10 minutes earlier and start waking up 10 minutes earlier each morning one week ahead of the change.
- Three days before, wake up and go to bed 20 minutes earlier, she said.
- Try to get seven hours sleep total, Paruthi said.
Meanwhile, in Utah ...
In 2020, the Utah Senate passed a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent in the state, as the Deseret News reported. The bill still needs Congress and at least four Western states to approve it before it would go into effect.