Expert Insights Help Ease the Human Body into Circadian Rhythm Adjustment
CARLSBAD, Calif. — February 26, 2019 — SleepScore Labs, the company behind the world’s most advanced sleep improvement app and the only curated store of sleep products, developed a progressive four-day Daylight Saving Time Sleep Strategy program to ensure a smooth transition into Daylight Saving on Sunday, March 10. The program, endorsed by SleepScore Labs resident sleep expert Dr. Roy Raymann, is available via the free SleepScore App and was designed to strategically and gradually shift the user’s natural bedtime routines to prevent the likely negative effects of transitioning to Daylight Saving Time.
Research shows moving the clocks forward each Spring disrupts a persons’ circadian rhythm, and this abrupt misalignment between the bodies internal clock and our sleep-wake behavior can be detrimental to overall health and wellbeing.
The disruption associated with “Springing Forward” coincides with a 24 percent increased risk of heart attack the Monday following the time change1, and the probability of a stroke also increases by 15 percent2. Drivers are also more susceptible to car accidents3 which spike by nine percent during the Spring transition.
“Our body prefers predictability and it has an expectancy of when to wake up,” said Roy Raymann, Ph.D., vice president of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs at SleepScore Labs. “The change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) in combination with alarm clocks in the morning, is a forceful wake up method, in a situation where the body is expecting still to be in sleeping mode. The slow transition to lighter sleep that normally happens before the alarm goes off is fully skipped; and waking up unexpectedly one hour earlier can stress the body and cardiac system. That one hour less of sleep may leave behind a groggy and sleepy feeling behind the wheel during your morning commute. From a health and wellbeing perspective, we should stop switching our clocks twice a year. For the interim, the SleepScore app will help gradually adjust to DST prior to the clock shift, making it easier for the body to adjust to the new timing.”
To learn more about the free, four-day Daylight Saving preparation program, visit SleepScore.com/daylight-saving-time.
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