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Sleep experts: daylight saving time has long-term brain effects

Nov. 4, 2019—Sleep experts published a JAMA Neurology commentary in which they recap large epidemiological studies to advocate for ending the practice.

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Bank sleep for daylight savings time

Mar. 8, 2018—Banking sleep ahead of this weekend’s change to daylight saving time is a smart way to avoid the frantic feelings and lingering fatigue associated with the lost hour of slumber— if you do it the right way.

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Sleep specialist offers tips to deal with spring daylight saving time

Mar. 9, 2017—Daylight saving time brings extra sunlight in the evenings, but many have a hard time adjusting to losing an hour of sleep. This year, daylight saving time begins on Sunday March 12, and Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says being proactive and changing your routine before Sunday can alleviate the lingering tiredness...

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Vanderbilt ophthalmologist emphasizes care in dim-light driving as time change brings darkness to evening commute

Nov. 3, 2016—With the end of daylight saving time, ophthalmologists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want to focus on a real issue—dim-light driving situations that can endanger drivers and pedestrians.

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Vanderbilt sleep experts offer tips to adjust to this weekend’s time change

Nov. 1, 2016—When daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, we set clocks back one hour, and essentially gain an extra hour of sleep—but that extra hour of sleep comes at the price of early evening darkness.

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Vanderbilt sleep specialist urges getting a head start on seasonal time change

Mar. 9, 2016—The Monday after daylight saving time takes effect doesn’t have to be a heart-stressed, mad-dash, car-crash kind of a day.

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Spring forward this weekend; Get tips on surviving the seasonal time change

Mar. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown has a list of tips people can follow to avoid the jolt to their sleep cycles and the resulting fatigue when clocks spring forward on Sunday, March 13.

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Vanderbilt sleep specialist says begin preparing now for this weekend’s change to daylight saving time

Mar. 3, 2015—When daylight saving time takes effect on Sunday, March 8, it doesn’t have to mean a miserably groggy Monday morning. Start planning now to ease your body into the time transition. Clocks jump ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, erasing an hour of sleep. That results in a population with fatigue,...

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Take a walk in the sun to ease time change woes, says Vanderbilt sleep expert

Oct. 30, 2014—Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. As clocks turn back one hour, we gain an hour of sleep but often still feel groggy and sluggish. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says this change in sleep schedule is exacerbated by our tendency to alter our sleep patterns on...

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Sticking to normal sleep schedule can ease daylight saving time transition

Mar. 5, 2014—Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, bringing more sunshine in the evenings at the price of an hour of sleep. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says a little extra planning can alleviate that groggy feeling that often accompanies the time change. “You wouldn’t think moving clocks an...

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Vanderbilt sleep experts offer tips to manage end of Daylight Saving Time

Oct. 31, 2013—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center sleep specialist confirms what a lot of us already know—"falling back" can still cause a groggy and unsettled feeling come Monday morning, even if we do manage to get that extra hour of sleep.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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