Spring ahead! The effects of time change on health

OTTAWA, March 9, 2016 /CNW/ - On Sunday, March 13, Daylight Savings Time begins and we'll set our clocks ahead 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?

Two CIHR-funded experts from the University of Montreal are available to talk about sleep and time change:

  • Dr. Julie Carrier's research focuses on why people sleep less with age, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and circadian rhythms. For more information, visit CIHR's Health Research in Action feature on her research.
  • Dr. Roger Godbout studies how sleep affects our functioning in daily life and specializes in preventative measures against sleep loss. For more information, visit CIHR's Health Research in Action feature on his research.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. 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 health care system for Canadians. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,000 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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