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AbbyStrangMD4 karma

Tylerwit, congratulations! Time change can be challenging for both children and adults. In general, I recommend trying to slowly shift your child’s schedule earlier each night before springing forward, and trying to ensure adequate sleep in the week before and after the time change. Try to get plenty of sunshine in the morning and if the weather permits, go for a walk outside in the morning.

AbbyStrangMD3 karma

Great questions, BrilliantPace7459. Since 1966, all states in the U.S. were standardized to change clocks twice yearly to maintain consistency. The science is clear that Daylight Saving Time has a negative impact on our health because it is misaligned with our body’s natural circadian rhythm. Changing clocks and especially “springing forward” has many health risks including increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, cardiovascular accidents, stroke, and medical errors. For this reason, the AASM advocates for permanent standard time.

AbbyStrangMD2 karma

Hi snap802, for more detailed information, here is a link to the AASM position statement:https://sleepeducation.org/resources/daylight-saving-time/

In addition to AASM, many other health organizations feel the same way:

American Medical Association https://www.ama-assn.org/press-center/press-releases/ama-calls-permanent-standard-time

National Sleep Foundation


Sleep Research Society


AbbyStrangMD2 karma

Hi blondeandbuddafull, if you are experiencing sleep that is broken or nonrestorative on a regular basis, consider talking with your medical provider about your sleep. Here are some resources that may be helpful:


AbbyStrangMD-3 karma

Hi Slommyhouse, there are many reasons for waking during the night and feeling that your sleep is nonrestorative or feeling tired in the morning. Consider talking to your medical providers about sleep concerns, and see additional resources below: