EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – At 2 a.m. most of the United States will “spring forward,” one hour into Daylight Saving Time. While the time instantly jumps ahead, it can often take body clocks longer to adjust.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said many people aren’t getting enough sleep to begin with and factoring in the new work week with the time change only adds another challenge.
Data from a Stanford University study also found an increase in car crashes the Monday after the clocks change.
Experts say the beginning of Daylight Saving Time is a good time to reset sleep habits. On average, the best recommended time for sleep each night is 7 to 8 hours.
(This story was originally published on March 7, 2020.)