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Study: Extra hour not used for sleep

Nov. 5, 2011 at 5:18 PM   |   Comments

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Few U.S. residents use the hour they gain during the changeover from daylight saving time to standard time to catch up on their sleep, a researcher said.

Christopher Barnes of Michigan State University said his study found the total additional sleep when the clocks change averages 12 minutes a person, the Detroit Free Press reported. In the spring, when that hour is taken away, people lose an average of 40 minutes of sleep, thus adding to the national sleep deficit.

Barnes recommends everyone go to bed an hour early Saturday night -- after setting the clock back an hour. If they wake up an hour early Sunday, then they have the time to use as they wish, and if they don't they probably needed the sleep.

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