Fall back! The effects of time change on health

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - On Sunday, November 1, Daylight Savings Time ends and we'll set our clocks back one hour.  But what happens to our internal clocks? Are some people more sensitive to time changes? How does it affect the way we sleep?

Dr. Roger Godbout, a Montreal based CIHR-funded researcher who studies how sleep affects our functioning in daily life and specializes in preventative measures against sleep loss, is available to answer questions related to time change. To discover more on the subject and learn about Dr. Godbout's recommendations, visit CIHR's Health Research in Action feature on the subject.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,700 health researchers and trainees across Canada. www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information: To book an interview, please contact: David Coulombe, Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-941-4563, mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


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