MADISON (Press Release) – Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday as we "spring forward' and set clocks ahead one hour.
Daylight Saving Time is also a great time to check the things that keep us safe and ready for emergencies. ReadyWisconsin urges you to check these items:
For more tips on how to prepare you and your family, please go to our website: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov. You'll find great information on how to get a kit and make a plan when disaster strikes.
EAU CLAIRE (Press Release from Mayo Clinic Health System) – Spring ahead. It's what we do every year when we advance our clocks one hour for daylight saving time, which is at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. National Sleep Awareness Week is from March 3 to 10.
To help your body clock adjust, sleep specialists at Mayo Clinic Health System advocate:
"Sleep is an essential requirement for our health, but we often shortchange ourselves," says Timothy Young, M.D., sleep medicine specialist who sees patients in Eau Claire and Menomonie. "Make a commitment to get at least eight hours of quality sleep each night, and you will function better and stay healthier."
Remember to practice good "sleep hygiene":
"If people still struggle with the time change or feeling rested, it might be the sign of a sleep disorder," says sleep medicine specialist Asegid Kebede, M.D., who sees patients in Eau Claire and Bloomer.
More than 50 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems, and most are undiagnosed. Sleep medicine specialists treat conditions that lead to sleep deprivation:
"People may not realize drowsiness contributes to thousands of motor vehicle and workplace accidents," says sleep medicine specialist Ahmad Qureshi, M.D., who sees patients in Eau Claire, Mondovi and Rice Lake. "Daylight saving time is a reminder to take our sleep health seriously. Talk to your doctor if you are having problems sleeping."