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It's Time to Spring Forward

 
It's Time to Spring Forward
Posted Friday, March 7th 2014 @ 8am  by KFBK News

Daylight Saving time is Sunday, which means an extra hour of sun just in time for spring and summer. But, that also means you lose an hour of sleep. 

Remember to set your clock forward one hour from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 9. 

Daylight Saving time will end Nov. 2. 

That one-hour loss of sleep poses some health and safety risks. Experts say the risk of getting in a car accident increase by about 6 percent the day after we adjust the clocks. The chances for a workplace accident also rise, while work productivity typically decreases on Monday. 

So what can we do to make it through daylight saving feeling healthy and alert? 

Well, there's the obvious answer of going to bed an hour earlier. 

But experts also encourage getting early morning sunlight to help adjust the body's sleep-wake cycle to the daylight hours. 

Doctors also suggest a low dose of melatonin. Taking a small dose (less that 0.3 milligrams) on Friday through Monday afternoon can help sync the sleep-wake and light-dark cycles. 

Officials also say now is the time to change the battery in your smoke detector. They also suggest putting fresh batteries in flashlights and radios so you're prepared in case of an emergency.

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