Sunday, November 02, 2008

Fall Back

So what did you do with your extra hour when you turned your clock back this weekend? I frittered mine away online. I considered staying in bed longer, but the lure of the Internet was just too strong. Looks like I made a bad choice.

According the Los Angeles Times, the New England Journal of Medicine reports that there is a 5 percent drop in heart attack deaths the day after we reset out clocks in the fall. On the flip side, there is an increase in heart attacks when we "spring forward". And why is that? It's sleep.

Everyone knows that sleep deprivation is rough on your whole system, including your heart. But experts are surprised that one hour apparently makes a big difference.

And so, on that note, I'm off to catch a few of those Zzz's I missed. Nighters.

2 comments:

JC said...

That is an interesting stat. I don't need any excuses for more sleep, but that is a good one!

Rambling Woods said...

I have been getting use to a new CPAP mask..hate the darn thing, but it is necessary...