How Daylight Saving Time Can Kill You

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that I’m not a big fan of spring Daylight Saving Time. I finally get used to morning sun through the window when I wake up and then *POOF* we’re right back to pitch black again. Grrrr…

Well, if you — like me — get angry and grumpy and irritable when Daylight Saving rolls around, watch out. You might just be setting yourself up for a heart attack.

According to this study, the risk of heart attack goes up for the three days following spring DST, possibly because of sleep deprivation. Conversely, the risk declines in the fall when people get an extra hour of rest.

What’s particularly scary about this is that women who are under the age of 65 appear to be the most vulnerable. Yikes.

If you’re worried about the possible side effects of DST on your loved ones, consider signing up for a CPR class so you know how to respond if something happens.

And just to be safe, go to sleep a little early tonight and tomorrow night. It might just save your life.

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