Time change highlights importance of sleep for those with chronic medical conditions

In addition to sleep, spending time outdoors and getting sunlight is recommended, as reduced daylight hours can negatively affect mood and energy levels.

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2023, 11:58 AM

Updated 252 days ago

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With Daylight Saving Time now in effect, doctors emphasize the significance of sufficient sleep for individuals with chronic medical conditions, as changes in sleep patterns can impact cardiovascular health.
In addition to sleep, spending time outdoors and getting sunlight is recommended, as reduced daylight hours can negatively affect mood and energy levels.
Seniors with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia may struggle with the time change, experiencing symptoms like agitation, hallucinations, and disorientation.
Caregivers can help by establishing a predictable routine and planning activities during the morning and early afternoon to promote better sleep at night.


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