Daylight saving time will take place soon – in the night of March 26, Ukrainians will translate arrows on an hour forward. So we get an additional “bright 60 minutes” after dinner, but lose the same in the morning. About how it affects health, and how to help themselves, writes likar.info.
In the opinion of the neurologist Sandhya Kumar, an hour of time – not too much, but the impact of any change on the human body significantly. It’s not the stress, but significant discomfort for our biorhythms.
With the arrival of spring we have to get up early and to bed early, and it’s pretty hard for many of us. Therefore, in the first few days we lose about 40 to 50 minutes sleep, but even such, at first glance, insignificant changes can affect our health.
The results of the study of 2014, published in the edition “open heart” (Open Heart) showed that the number of heart attacks on the first Monday after the clocks going back, growing by 25% and stays at that level the whole week. The study authors attributed this increased with stress.
Heart attacks are not the only risk in the transition to summer time. A preliminary study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of neurology last year showed that the number of strokes in a given period increases by 8%. The elderly and cancer patients also are at risk. The cause is a sleep disorder that causes an increase in pressure and the weakening of mental health.
Lack of sleep is fatigue and reduced productivity. In the journal “Applied psychology” (Journal of Applied Psychology) was awarded an interesting fact: with the transition to summer time on Monday sharply increased the ratings of entertainment search sites (YоuTube, videos, music, ESPN).
Icy higher education institutions to be particularly sensitive. The young organism is more averse to lack of sleep. Girls and guys complain about the decreased concentration. In particular, during the transition period mark the growth of traffic accidents with a fatal outcome.
In people with cluster headaches (pronounced spontaneous pain in the projection of the brain on the walls of the cranium), there are often attacks during seasonal changes, especially after warming. Some of them say increased headache in spring and autumn, and the winter solstice.
Daylight saving time may cause interruption of pregnancy in women after in vitro fertilization (IVF). This is evidenced by the results of recent research published in the journal “chronobiology international” (Chronobiology International): the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women who are within 21 days after daylight savings time has done IVF has increased significantly, what can be said about those patients who were carried out the procedure at another time of the year.
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How to switch to summer time stress
Daylight saving time can not be avoided, but you can help your body.
– First and foremost, eat a full and regularly. Experts recommend avoiding fatty and spicy foods, and not to abuse sweets. Some doctors recommend to drink green tea. This will help to keep your body in good shape.
More walk in the fresh air, at least a week before switching to summer time.
– Try to reduce stress at work in the transition period, not to stay late at the office.
– In the first few days find a way not to get behind the wheel.
The week before the clocks still try to go to bed and get up in the morning for 20-40 minutes earlier than usual – it will give your body time to adapt to changes in routine.
The main thing to remember about staying positive. If you think about the shift hours as required factor and to attach great importance to, the body will be reconstructed without any loss to the physical and psychological health.