Daylight Saving Time ends in early November. Unlike with the spring clock change, we will gain a precious extra hour of sleep. Thanks to that extra hour, “falling back” isn’t nearly as disruptive as “springing forward.” Our circadian rhythms – our bodies’ natural clocks – operate on a cycle slightly longer than 24 hours, making it easier to adjust to this change.
Though most of us will see the extra hour of sleep as a gift that weekend, by the middle of the week we will be back to our usual patterns. Thus, the end of Daylight Saving Time is a perfect opportunity to evaluate our sleep habits and make sleep a priority. The following recommendations are often helpful:
If snoring and episodes of choking are noted by a bed partner, please discuss this with your doctor. Underlying sleep apnea can cause significant sleep disturbances and can be dangerous to your health.
Sleep tight and sweet dreams.
This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your physician. To schedule an appointment with a CEENTA doctor, call 704-295-3000.
CEENTA ENT and sleep specialist Dr. Joshua Levine, MD, appeared on WCNC's Charlotte Today on September 14, 2021 to discuss sleep apnea and the Inspire treatment option.
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