Surviving The Effects Of The Standard Time Change

David Rancken
November 05, 2018 - 1:55 pm
Texas Sunset

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This week might just be a lost cause for some people as we set our clocks back an hour to Standard Time. 

Doctors say it's not the extra hour of sleep that affects people, it's the fact that darkness hits so quickly in the afternoon.

They say you could have trouble sleeping, and it could take a week to get yourself adapted to the time change.

It's possible that you might have a "fuzzy brain" with trouble focusing at work.

Some people could feel depressed because of issues with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) based on the lack of sunshine late in the day. Others don't feel like doing anything after work in the late fall and winter months, because of the fact that it gets darker earlier. Those people tend to want to go home, instead of going out with friends or to the gym to work out.