WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Daylight saving may cause trouble in sleeping schedules

By: Laura Beranek Email
By: Laura Beranek Email

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) Daylight saving is meant to allow more daylight in the evening and less in the morning.

On March 9th while springing ahead, you may have also lost some sleep.

"Certainly folks with chronic insomnia have a whole lot more difficulty these times of years," said physician Anthony Yonts, "with days getting longer, more daylight, with their sleep."

The time change may complicate schedules even more for folks with sleeping disorders.

"They've shown studies that up to ten weeks out, that folks sleep patterns increase irritability, loss of production at work," said Yonts, "So there is a big push right now to look at change in that."

Though time changes happen twice a year, doctors say springing ahead messes up more sleep schedules than the fall time change.

This transition makes March 9th a difficult day for some.

Doctors say consistency is important when trying to get into a sleeping schedule.

Making adjustments for a new season.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 249201011 - wkyt.com/a?a=249201011
Gray Television, Inc.