The Impact of Daylight saving on your sleep
Montreal, QC, October 27th 2021 -- On November 7th we will turn our clocks back an hour to end daylight saving time. Does it hurt your sleep? You bet. Your body operates on a natural sleep-wake cycle called your circadian rhythm. Any time this gets disturbed, your sleep can suffer, making you more tired and less alert.
HALEO has developed a virtual Sleep Clinic that Delivers professional treatment for insomnia and poor sleep without setting foot in a clinic and taking time off work.
For a 1-hour time change, it typically takes your body about a day to adjust. But researchers have found that some individual’s bodies may take months to fully adjust.
HALEO helps you get back to healthy sleep. They offer clinically proven and personalized programs to improve your sleep by videoconference or chat with a licensed healthcare professional.
HALEO has built a unique end-to-end solution for employers who wish to reduce the impact of sleep disorders on their organizations. The solution has one of the highest utilizations seen in workplace wellness solutions, with over 25% of the employee population engaging with the solution. Packaged in an easy-to-roll-out format and with precise data on utilization, employers with the HALEO program see a 10 to 20x return on their investment.
Some advice to minimize the daylight-saving impacts:
Adjust your sleeping environment:
Your bedroom should be a peaceful place. Body temperature drops at night (which is part of your "circadian rhythms") which promotes sleep. Keep your bedroom a little cooler than the rest of the house. Make sure your bed and linens are comfortable, the bedroom is soundproof and dark enough to promote the secretion of melatonin. Don't be afraid to take the time to make some cosmetic changes; if you like space, you will spend a lot of time there!
Do not work in the bedroom
A distinction between the space you sleep in and the space you work in is necessary, especially if you have trouble sleeping. Don't use your bed for work! Instead, find a "peaceful environment". The past year has brought household changes for many people; if you have no choice and need to work in your bedroom, limit the space and set up your desk away from the bed.
Avoid a few hours before going to bed
Avoid screens, caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine before going to bed. Whenever possible take a screen break at least an hour before going to bed.
Some interesting figures:
- Over 50% of Canadians currently have symptoms of insomnia.
- A person with a sleep disorder will have an average of 10 days of absence per year, and their productivity will be impacted on average 45 days per year.
The HALEO protocol takes just 5 weeks, and most participants see improvement
in 2 to 3 weeks.
About Haleo Clinic
Founded in 2015, HALEO is an online sleep clinic whose mission is to provide access to quality care based on scientifically proven solutions for those suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders. Its clinical experts provide personalized professional treatments supported by clinical research and accessible via a mobile application. The services offered, ranging from screening to the management of sleep disorders, help improve the health and performance of thousands of people across Canada by helping them overcome their sleep problems.
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