How daylight saving time can affect one’s body and mind

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How daylight saving time can affect one’s body and mind

How daylight saving time can affect one’s body and mind

While a disturbance in sleep patterns can make a person more vulnerable in terms of health and increase the risk of stroke or heart attack, however… 07.10.2022, Sputnik International

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The habit of moving the clock forward and then turning it back every year as part of the daylight saving time system can apparently have adverse effects on one’s well-being because it disrupts the circadian rhythm. Daylight saving time is used by several countries around the world. Whatever economic benefits DST brings, the disruption of people’s sleep patterns can cause some pretty serious health problems, MailOnline has noted. For example, Oxford University Professor Russell Foster, touted by the paper as “one of the world’s leading experts on the circadian rhythm”, warns that a combination of sleep deprivation and disruption of the circadian rhythm can lead to stroke. can lead. “We have this clock and it sets every aspect of our physiology and behavior to the 24-hour light-dark cycle,” he said. more likely to have a stroke anyway.’ “more likely to slip into that depressive state.” “If you add a disruptor, such as sleep loss or a circadian rhythm disruption, you are more vulnerable to slip into a dangerous state, for example, a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar,” explained Foster. Another expert in circadian rhythm, Dr. John O’Neill of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge also suggested that changing the clocks may lead to a slightly increased risk of heart attacks in the population. O’Neill compared the effect of changing the clocks to ” getting an hour of jet lag,” O’Neill noted that “it’s really such a modest challenge to your circadian system that the vast majority of people have and that’s absolutely fine.” “But because it’s happening at the population level, you’re seeing a slight increase in heart attack frequency,” he admitted, while the paper also pointed out that as the clocks go back an hour in fall essentially leads people to experiencing dark evenings as the day shortens, some people may experience what is called seasonal affective disorder, also called winter depression, whose symptoms are “similar to depression and include persistent bad mood and difficulty concentrating.”

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While a disturbance in sleep patterns can make a person more vulnerable to their health and increase the risk of stroke or heart attack, however mild it may be, apparently it can also lead to depression.

The habit of moving the clock forward and then turning it back every year as part of the daylight saving time system can apparently have adverse effects on one’s well-being because it disrupts the circadian rhythm. Daylight saving time is applied in several countries around the world.

Whatever economic benefits DST brings, the disruption of people’s sleep patterns can cause some pretty serious health problems, MailOnline has noted.

For example, Professor Russell Foster of the University of Oxford, described by the paper as “one of the world’s leading experts on the circadian rhythm”, warns that a combination of sleep deprivation and disruption of the circadian rhythm can lead to stroke. lead.

“We have this clock and it aligns every aspect of our physiology and behavior with the 24-hour light and dark cycle,” he said. “We see an increase in blood pressure. For example, there is a 50 percent higher chance of having a stroke between 6 and 12 noon.”

“If you’re forced to get out of bed even earlier, you put more pressure on the system, which means you’re less capable of coping,” Foster added. “For most of us, it’s fine because we have healthy and robust metabolisms, but where you’re at increased risk, the switch to daylight saving time can essentially put additional stress on our biology and make us more susceptible to disease.”

The professor also said there is evidence linking sleep deprivation to depression, and that disrupting your sleep and getting less sleep makes you vulnerable and “more likely to slip into that depressive state.”

“If you add in a disruptor, such as loss of sleep or a circadian rhythm disruption, you’re more vulnerable to falling into a dangerous state, such as a serious mental illness like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,” explains Foster.

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Another expert on circadian rhythm, Dr. John O’Neill of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge also suggested that changing the clocks may lead to a slightly increased risk of heart attacks in the population.

“If the circadian rhythm is chronically disrupted, for example on shift work, we know that’s very bad for your health in the long run,” he said as quoted by the paper. “It’s rare for someone to drop dead from it, but the risk associated with shift work is the equivalent of smoking cigarettes.”

O’Neill likened the effect of changing the clocks to “getting jet lagged for an hour,” O’Neill noted that “it really is such a modest challenge to your circadian system that the vast majority of people are just fine with it.” deal with.”

“But because it’s happening at the population level, you’re seeing a slight increase in heart attack frequency,” he admitted.

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The paper also pointed out that since turning the clock back one hour in the fall essentially causes people to experience dark evenings as the day gets shorter, some people may experience what is known as seasonal affective disorder, also known as winter depression. whose symptoms are “similar to depression and include persistent dejection and difficulty concentrating.”

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