Thrown off by Daylight Savings Time?
Were you yawning a lot last Monday? Sleep experts at The Royal were too.
Good sleep hygiene involves training ourselves to be better sleepers. Researchers recommend habits such as restricting caffeine and reducing screen time, leading to improved physical and mental health, and an overall improved quality of life.
Some sleep researchers are even calling for an end to the twice-annual clock change, noting the shift in routine has short and long-term consequences.
“There is an international consensus right now that Daylight Savings Time should be abolished because this practice really causes mental and physical health risks, and we see that at the population level,” says Dr. Rébecca Robillard, head scientist of the clinical sleep research unit at The Royal, and co-chair of the Canadian Sleep Research Consortium.
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