1. Raise your risk for chronic disease
That measly hour you miss really adds up over the years. Sleep deprivation, when it snowballs, can lead to multiple conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and obesity, according to research from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Plus, because sleep disorders are more likely to occur in adulthood, problems like insomnia and sleep apnea often get worse during Daylight Savings. To bolster your health, researchers suggest avoiding exercise that’s particularly vigorous within four hours before bed. Also, adopt a nighttime regimen where you dim the lights, avoid blue-light electronics, and avoid sleep aid medications, since these can throw your body for an even greater loop.
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