NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Spring is less than two weeks away, but temperatures are already spring like, and this weekend we will spring forward by turning our clocks ahead one hour.
As CBS2’s Elise Finch reported, experts say the change of season makes some people sick, but there are things you can do to protect yourself.
With longer days, warmer temperatures, and budding plants spring is the season that some people wait all year for.
Totum Health Founder, Lisa A. Liberatore, MD discusses the big consequence the small loss of sleep may have and how you can take action to prevent it!
Written By Lisa A. Liberatore, MD FACS, Founder and Medical Director of Totum Health
Daylight savings time (DST) starts this Sunday, March 8th when we push the clocks ahead from 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM. That one hour difference doesn’t seem like a lot but it actually does have effect on our bodies. There is a higher rate of heart attacks and higher rate of car accidents during the spring daylight savings time.
That’s because lack of sleep or disruption of our bodies sleep cycle puts a stress on our bodies. That stress raises our cortisol or stress hormone and also the reduced amount of restful sleep makes us more fatigued during the day.
If snoring keeps you or your partner up all night, it may be time to investigate further. At its simplest definition, snoring is noisy breathing during sleep. However, the causes can be more complicated as many of our Manhattan snoring patients have learned. Examples include: