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Adjusting To Time Change Takes Two Days

By Allan Dearing Nov 4, 2022 | 6:31 PM

For most Canadians, clocks will fall back an hour on Sunday at 2 a.m. as we move from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time.

While we will gain an hour of sleep this weekend, sleep researcher Julie Carrier said our biological clocks will still take some time to make the adjustment.

“The way to put your biological clock in tune is to expose yourself as much as possible to light. It’s a little bit like having a jet lag of one hour. So usually in one or two days your biological clock will be in tune,” she noted.

Most sleep and circadian experts believe we should remain on Standard Time year-round noting that early morning sunlight is key to maintaining our circadian rhythms, sleep-wake cycles and overall health.

This despite a push from many governments to make the move to year-round Daylight Saving Time.

Also at this time of year, fire officials recommend homeowners check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.


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