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AVAILABLE EXPERT: Clocks move one hour ahead this weekend

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Queen’s University sleep expert Judith Davidson is available to comment on this weekend’s time change. The clocks move ahead one hour on Sunday, March 13 at 2 am. Studies have found this change can seriously affect sleep cycles - especially in people with sleep disorders.

“Sleep is likely to be out of step with the new time for a few days, and some people are affected more than others,” says Dr. Davidson. “It is likely to be especially troublesome for those who are already sleep deprived, and those who are evening types or “night owls”.

She is also the author of Sink Into Sleep: A Step-By-Step Workbook for Insomnia.

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