Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13, at 2 in the morning. For many of us, running around the house and resetting the time on our clocks—springing forward one hour—is a harbinger of longer, sunnier days to come.
And so it can be. But for many of us, the switch to Daylight Saving Time can upset our finely tuned internal clocks, resulting in a day or two of sluggishness at the least, and potentially longer—and even increase risks to health and safety.
Fortunately, the more dire consequences are unlikely. What’s more, you can ward off or reduce some of the minor near-term consequences of this momentary wrinkle in time.
We spoke with Ganesan Murali, MD, medical director of the Einstein Sleep Center, for some insights and tips.