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You’ll Get an Extra Hour of Sleep This Weekend, But Experts Say Effects Won’t Last Long


e are a nation of tired people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even refers to insufficient sleep as a "public health epidemic". This Sunday morning though a gift; an extra hour of sleep, thanks to the end of daylight saving time. "After that, it's back to normal!" said Dr. Meena Khan of Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. Khan says the benefit of that extra hour only lasts a day or two. "Typically one or two days of catch-up is not enough to really replenish the sleep loss during the week," said Khan.

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