Daylight Saving Time Bad for Health, Experts Claim

Over time, daylight saving time (DST) eliminates bright morning light that's crucial to synchronizing your biologic clock, possibly putting people at increased risk of heart attack, stroke and other harmful effects of sleep deprivation, said Dr. Beth Ann Malow, director of the Sleep Disorders Division at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
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ConclusionsIn AF patients, there is underuse of GDT for non-AF comorbidities. The association between GDT use and outcomes was strongest in heart failure and obstructive sleep apnea patients where use of GDT was associated with lower mortality and less AF progression.
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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 -- Sleep problems could increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and other heart and brain diseases, a new study suggests. It included 487,200 people in China, average age 51, with no history of stroke or heart disease....
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Conclusions: Obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis in atrial fibrillation patients was strongly associated with reduced risk of incident cardiovascular disease. We discuss misclassification, selection bias, and residual confounding as potential explanations.
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