It’s that time of year again, the time that most people, especially college students, dread the loss of an hour of sleep.
Although it is only be a shift 60 minutes, this time change brought on by Daylight Savings Time is certainly enough to dismantle the the body’s internal clock. This clock helps to regulate a number of biological processes such as hormone production, brain wave activity and cell regeneration. These shifts can occur when traveling between time zones, changes in routine medication and during time changes.
Sometimes the standard eight hours of sleep per night simply is not realistic for college students. In order to suffer the least from both biological and physical effects of the time change, there are some tips to follow, according to Theresa Lee, the dean of the University of Tennessee’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Edited by Maggie Jones