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New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Sleep Center Offers Tips for Daylight Time Return

New York, NY (March 2008) -- As the nation prepares for the return of Daylight Saving Time, Sunday, March 9, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Sleep Center and the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) urge New Yorkers to “sleep in” on that Sunday morning, instead of losing an hour of sleep.

NSF offers the following tips to help adjust to the return to Daylight Saving Time:

  • Try to sleep a bit more than usual a few nights prior to and immediately following the time change to help reduce any sleep debt you may be carrying.
  • Take a nap in the afternoon on Sunday if you need it, but not within a few hours of your regular bedtime. Remember, napping too close to bedtime can disrupt nighttime sleep.

National Sleep Awareness Week, which takes place when the clocks change, is also a good time to learn more about sleep problems, particularly how to recognize them in yourself and in family members. Frequent problems sleeping or daytime sleepiness can signal a sleep disorder that usually can be treated.

Snoring is a common sleep problem, particularly among men. But snoring is no laughing matter. It can be a symptom of sleep apnea, a serious and common sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. According to a recent poll by NSF, 6 out of 10 adults say the snore. If you are one of them, consult your family physician, an otolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat specialist), or contact our Sleep Center at 212-979-4775 for information on how to obtain a referral for a sleep study.

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