Wake up, sleepy head! Daylight saving time may have occurred over the weekend, but you’re probably still feeling it. According to experts, you aren’t alone. The effects of just an hour’s time change can be felt for a week or more. If you are feeling a bit out of sorts, take comfort knowing that you are normal.
Experts also say that the week following daylight saving time, especially in the Spring, sees an increase in the number of accidents. The same can be said, though perhaps not in the same numbers, for the week following the fall back in autumn. Our senses are a bit dulled and our ability to drive safely is affected. The next time you slip behind the wheel this week, know that you need to be even more alert than you normally are.
Do yourself a favor this week and try to adjust your sleep schedule slowly. It can be tempting to do exactly what your alarm clock tells you, but you are far better to adjust your sleep-wake cycle by 15 minutes each day than try to go for the whole hour at once. Keep yourself hydrated and eat healthy meals. Your body, and your mind, will thank you for it.
If you are involved in an accident in West Palm Beach, you have legal rights. If the accident was due to someone’s error or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, property damage and more. Call today to set up a free case evaluation.