TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING.Byline: The Register-Guard
It's the return of Daylight Saving Time daylight saving time (DST), time observed when clocks and other timepieces are set ahead so that the sun will rise and set later in the day as measured by civil time. , and the folks over at Sacred Heart The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus' physical heart as the representation of the divine love for humanity
This devotion is predominantly used in the Roman Catholic Church and also used in the Anglican Church. Medical Center's Sleep Disorder Sleep disorder
Any condition that interferes with sleep. At least 84 have been identified, according to the American Sleep Disorders Association.
Mentioned in: Insomnia, Night Terrors Center are bracing for the most common public symptom.
"The biggest problem is going to be people arriving late or early for their appointments," says Bob Mulroy, the center's sleep data analyzer. "They forget."
It's true that a few people struggle mightily as Daylight Saving Time - which "springs forward" at 2 a.m. Sunday - plays havoc with their biological clocks Biological clocks
Self-sustained circadian (approximately 24-hour) rhythms regulating daily activities such as sleep and wakefulness were described as early as 1729. , says Mulroy, a registered polysomnography technologist.
But most people are fine with the annual time-bending ritual, he says, if they can only remember to change their durn clocks.
Folks who worry about acclimating to the hour change, a mini-version of jet lag jet lag
Period of adjustment of biological rhythm after moving from one time zone to another, experienced as fatigue and lowered efficiency. It reflects a delay in the synchronization of changes in the level of blood cortisol, the major steroid produced by the adrenal cortex , may want to go to bed at the same time they always have, but relax and read and not turn out the lights until they actually feel tired, Mulroy suggests.
But others do better if they don't jump in bed until they're actually tired, no matter what the clock says.
"Just obey the alarm and you'll be in great shape in a few days," Mulroy says. "People have more trouble by making a big deal out of it than they ever would otherwise."
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Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. Remember to set your clocks one hour forward before going to bed tonight.