As Daylight Saving Time approaches, parents are bracing themselves for the challenge of adjusting their children’s schedules.
Jennifer Hager, a pediatrician at Sanford Health, suggests gradually shifting children’s bedtime and dinner schedules by 15 or 20 minutes each day before the time change.
However, some children may need up to 10 to 14 days to fully adjust, particularly those with rigid schedules.
While the extra hour of daylight at the end of the day may benefit economic activity and mood, doctors warn that the time change can disrupt our body’s internal clock, leading to potential health risks such as car crashes, heart attacks, and strokes.
Regardless, many Americans will be resetting their clocks this weekend as they switch to Daylight Saving Time.