How daylight savings time affects your health

How harmful is that lost hour of sleep? Here's how it affects your health

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How dangerous is a lost hour of sleep?

Say goodbye to post-work commutes in the dark. On Sunday, March 10th, most Canadians will set their clocks forward for daylight savings time. This long-awaited extra hour of daylight brings with it one less hour of sleep during the overnight time change – an adjustment that has been blamed for bouts of depression, insomnia and heart attacks. But is daylight savings time really dangerous?

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