Nov 02, 2018

By Andy Johnson

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Starting at 2 a.m. Sunday, clocks roll back one hour in most of Canada as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end for 2018.

While you may think that getting an extra hour of sleep will be beneficial, the time change is likely to have an impact.

Statistics show that nine more pedestrians, on average, are hurt or killed in Toronto during the week following the time change. Various research studies in the U.S. suggest that is linked to the evening rush hour suddenly going dark.

In addition, getting an extra hour of sleep can trigger headaches in people who are already prone to them and is linked to a slight increase in the diagnoses of depression and the rate of strokes.

The experts say that slowly adjusting your bedtime over a few days, rather than all at once, can help to mitigate the negative effects of a time change, much the way one adjusts to jet lag after a long trip.

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