MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It is the end of Daylight Saving Time, when we gain one hour of sleep. Dr. Emran Khawaja is a sleep expert at HCMC.
He said most of us are sleep deprived, and should enjoy the extra hour. He also recommends keeping a regular sleep schedule, if you can.READ MORE: Northern Minnesota Double Homicide Suspect Kills Himself During Pursuit
“It is a good idea, because if people don’t wake up at the same time, especially on the weekends, if they go to bed late and wake up late, then it’s difficult to go to sleep Sunday night,” Khawaja said.
There are also studies to back up why getting more sleep is better.READ MORE: Man, 70, Killed In Otsego Crash
“When we end the daylight saving time in autumn, there is a decrease in heart attacks and accidents, whereas when we do it in the spring there is an increase of heart disease,” he said.
Fire safety experts also say this is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.MORE NEWS: Semi Rolls Over, Kills Driver In Carlton County Crash