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How does daylight saving affect your sleep?

How does daylight saving affect your sleep?

Sunday the 5th of October marked the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) throughout many parts of Australia. Although it means winters finally over and the longer, brighter days have begun, it also means losing an hour of precious sleep. Although the clocks are raring to spring forward an hour into the summer season, the majority of people are never ready to sacrifice an hour on the pillow. What is daylight savings? When you put the clocks forward you’re essentially moving an hour from the morning and adding it to the evening, which is why it’s lighter for longer. Although DST is no longer used in all Australian territories, it was originally practiced over the entire country in World War I and World War II, in order to preserve essential fuel for the soldiers. What does it do? Moving the clocks in either direction has a massive effect on social existence. Essentially, changing the clocks is society controlling the formation of the day, dictating when daylight hours will occur – to a certain extent at least – and it resets the body’s natural 24 hour cycle. Adapting How well you adapt to losing an hour’s sleep and knocking your body’s natural day-night cycle out of sync will depend on a few things. Generally it’s much more difficult to adjust to losing an hour of sleep in the spring than it is gaining an hour in the autumn. It’s a little bit like air travel; if you travel east then you lose time and will struggle to go to bed earlier which means that you’ll naturally wake up at an ungodly hour of the morning. When travelling west however, you gain time and fall asleep really easily, but when it comes to rising and shining, you’d definitely rather not. How long .....

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