When daylight saving ends, you’ll feel these health impacts

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A lot of migraine sufferers usually have a little bit of sleep deprivation, or their sleep is affected by this change, so they’ll see an increase in headache frequency during that period. Photo: Pexels


(Madeline Holcombe/ CNN News) — When the clock is set back, does your world get turned a little upside down?

Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 5, moving the clocks in most US states back an hour – and that is no small thing for our health, according to Dr. Rajkumar Dasgupta, associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles.

He shares what to do for your health during the time change and how to soften the blow.

Daylight Saving Time ends soon, and while most of us welcome the extra hour of sleep, for some people the time change literally causes headaches.

The end of Daylight Saving Time is typically a trigger for cluster headaches. Cluster headache attacks can occur every day for six to eight weeks and then go away in a cluster cycle. The theory is that you can actually trigger a cycle by switching the time with Daylight Saving Time. (…)

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