Falling Back

Falling Back

 

One of the most enjoyable signs of fall is the crisp red, rusty colored leaves. Also the hayrides, pumpkins and fall decor. A true sign of a season changing is adjusting to daylight savings time, the time to fall back. This is when you physically turn your clock back an hour.  Most people will be able to get an extra hour of sleep thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. This is also the time public safety officials believe it is a good time to put a new battery in the smoke alarm, no matter where you live. The bonus to this time change is an extra hour of sleep but there are down sides as well. Many experience drowsiness and irritability and all around confusion. Even pets that are set to a regular routine have some adjusting to do. According to the Daily News web site, the National Institute of Health reports the time change can be problematic for unlucky sufferers of cluster headaches. The NIH reports, cluster headaches come on suddenly and manifest as debilitating pain on one side of the head, and typically occur around the same time each day for a period of seven days or more. Health officials suggest there are ways to combat challenges during the time change by maintaining your daily routine, exercise, reduce caffeine and rest.

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