Daylight Saving Time

Changing our clocks forward an hour each year may seem a simple task, but the effects on your body, not to mention your pets' bodies, can be more complicated. Here's what you need to know about the time change.
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It's Not Your Fault You Sleep-In on Weekends (Op-Ed)
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January 30th, 2016
Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others.
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Poor Sleep Tied to Hardened Brain Arteries in Older Adults
An artist's concept of the human brain.
January 14th, 2016
Older adults who don't sleep as well may be at increased risk for changes in their brain, a new study finds.
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Too Much Sleeping & Sitting as Bad as Smoking & Drinking
December 11th, 2015
Like alcohol, rich foods and tobacco, too much sleep and sitting around are not good for you — especially if they occur together.
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Apple's 'Night Shift' Mode: How Smartphones Disrupt Sleep
Apple iOS 9.3 - Night Shift Mode
January 21st, 2016
Apple's forthcoming iOS update promises to incorporate a feature called Night Shift that could help people sleep better. But what is it about smartphones that can mess with our slumber?
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Missing Zzzs: Sleep Problems Common for Single Parents, Women
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January 6th, 2016
Women are more likely than men to report sleep problems, a new study finds. And single parents get less sleep than parents in two-adult households.
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The Best Way to Lose Weight Safely
December 7th, 2015
The formula for losing weight is a simple one: Eat fewer calories than you burn. But exactly how people do this can vary. Experts emphasize that a person's approach to weight loss should be one that they can maintain long-term.
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Fall Back? Why Daylight Saving Time Is So Confusing
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October 31st, 2015
On Sunday, Nov. 1, it's time to wind back the clocks. Or is that forward? Wait, are we losing an hour, or gaining one? Here's why daylight saving time is so confusing. Turns out, part of the frustration is biological.
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Why Does the Sound of Water Help You Sleep?
Waves cascading over rocks.
January 18th, 2016
The crash of ocean waves and the pitter-patter of rain on shingles — these sounds may lull a person to sleep. Part of the reason for agua's dreamy effects lies in how the brain interprets noises as either threats or non-threats.
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Wake Up & Smell the Tech: New Devices Use Scents to Help You Rise or Snooze
January 5th, 2016
Several new devices aim to harness certain scents to both help you sleep and wake you up.
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Why Sleep? Why Dream?
a whale holding up a flying airplane like a balloon
November 20th, 2015
When you sleep, where does your consciousness go?
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