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By: drpmay | March 11, 2016

This Sunday we will "spring forward" an hour, which means you'll be adding more daylight to your days -- but also losing a precious hour of sleep.

 

Even a small amount of sleep loss will affect your circadian rhythm, resulting in disrupted sleep.

It can take up to a week for your body to adjust to the time change, and lack of sleep can lead to health issues.

Studies have linked short-term sleep deprivation with irritability, lack of focus and a weakened immune system.

 

Lack of sleep also affects your diet, leading to eating larger portions, and a preference of high calorie, high carb foods, resulting in the likelihood of choosing unhealthy foods when grocery shopping.

 

That means that short-term sleep loss can set you up for ...

Category: health 

Tags: holistic, time change