Consumer Health: Don’t let the time change interrupt your good night’s sleep

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For much of the U.S. and many places around the world, daylight saving time comes to an end on Sunday, Nov. 1, when clocks are turned backward one hour to local standard time.

Sleep provides the foundation for all of your daily habits and decisions. And a time shift even by one hour can take a toll on your sleep because your internal clock keeps on ticking, regardless of changes in daylight saving time.

Here are some strategies for avoiding sleep disruption when you turn your clock back this weekend.

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