LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Switching to Daylight Saving Time Sunday across the United States may have ill effects on some people, including cardiac trouble, a UCLA sleep expert says.
Dr. Alon Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center, has expressed concern altering a person's sleep schedule can cause greater risk of car accidents or cardiac problems, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
"Significant sleepiness can have health consequences," Avidan said. "Anytime there's a loss of sleep, or a sudden shift in the circadian clock, the health implication is quite significant."
Avidan offered 13 tips for a smoother transition to daylight time, which went into effect Sunday, including getting immediate sun exposure and allowing extra time for appointments Sunday and Monday.