• Consumer Health: Don’t let the time change get you down

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For much of the U.S. and many places around the world, daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 14, when clocks are turned forward one hour.

Sleep provides the foundation for all of your daily habits and decisions. Getting enough quality rest each night is essential for optimal health. A time shift, even by one hour, can take a toll on your sleep because your internal clock keeps on ticking, regardless of changes in daylight saving time.

Here are some strategies for avoiding sleep disruption when you turn your clock ahead this weekend.

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