Can you believe that "springing ahead" for Daylight Saving Time can actual be dangerous?
Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder studied the daylight saving time period (from March to November) for 10 years and discovered there was a 17 percent increase in traffic incident-related deaths the Monday after the spring time change.
Losing one hour of sleep may seen quite unremarkable, but for many, it can cause a significant disruption in sleep patterns, which can result in drowsy driving. In fact, losing only one hour of sleep can have an adverse effect
on an individual who is already sleep deprived for up to seven days.
Sleep deprivation has also been linked to serious health conditions and an increase in workplace injuries.
Being proactive is the best defense in 'beating the clock'. Plan ahead by allowing yourself time to adjust to the change.
Be safe out there!