Fall Back! the Effects of Time Change on Health

Article ID: 664001

Released: 1-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Newswise — On Sunday, November 6, we will be turning our clocks back one hour to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time. But how does this time change affect our health and internal clocks?

What health impacts can the time change have? Are some people more strongly affected by the time change? How can we reduce health risks associated with the end of Daylight Savings Time?

• CIHR-funded researcher Dr. Marc Hébert is available to shine some light on seasonal depression and its causes, as well as potential treatments for this serious condition.• CIHR-funded researcher Dr. Julie Carrier is available to discuss the impact of time change on sleep patterns and suggest some tips for improving the quality of your sleep.

To book an interview, please contact:David CoulombeMedia RelationsCanadian Institutes of Health Research613-941-4563mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada’s agency for health research. CIHR’s mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada. www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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