Daylight Saving Time is over: how that may impact your health

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – Experts say that the end of Daylight Saving Time could cause health-related side effects.

According to Mayo Clinic Health System doctors, having a consistent schedule is key.

Since the human brain has a 24-hour clock already built in, this change can affect a person’s ability to concentrate.

Doctors also say that there is also a more dangerous side effect–your driving.

“Studies done on different continents show that the rate of motor vehicle accidents increases after the clocks change in many different parts of the world.” said sleep medicine expert Dr. Lois Krahn.

To help with the time-change transition, doctors recommend avoiding alcohol, limiting screen time, and heavy meals.