Farmington Hills, MI (March 5, 2007)--- As we spring forward three weeks early on March 11, technology snafus are all the buzz, but what about the affects on your sleep routine? With the country’s annual “spring forward” practice that marks the return of Daylight Saving Time disruptions in normal sleep may occur.
Bert Rabinowitz, D.O., Medical Director of Bostford’s Sleep Therapy Clinic, says, “Americans are always on the move and often forget that sleep is as important as diet and exercise. With Daylight Saving Time lurking, we want to remind people that good sleep habits and adequate rest are among the keys to staying healthy and fit.” According to the National Sleep Foundation, 7 out of 10 Americans don’t get the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night.
With the return of Daylight Saving Time, people can experience even more sleep disruptions taking it longer to fall asleep. Since we move the clock forward, we may not be as tired as usual at bedtime especially in the summer when it is light later.
Dr. Rabinowitz offers the following tips to adjust to the time change:
If you would like more information on healthy sleep practices, help is available from the caring and professional staff at the Botsford Sleep Therapy Clinic. For more information or to learn about the Botsford Sleep Therapy Clinic, call (248) 473-8411. Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead. This year Daylight Saving Time returns at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 11.
Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital and Emergency Department Settings. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.
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