Day light saving to disrupt sleep - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Day light saving to disrupt sleep

Posted: Updated:

YAKIMA, Wash - Sleep experts say this day light saving will be especially difficult that's because its several weeks earlier than usual -- so it will be even darker when we wake to go to work.

Studies show that in the days following the transition there are more automobile accidents and people process information slower. Experts say start preparing.

"Begin to adopt several days and even a week before the transition." Dr Geoffrey Greenberg, a sleep expert with Sleep Center at Memorial. ''Its really important for children. Parents should anticipate the change to day lights savings."

Greenberg says the transition can disrupt your appetite as well. He thinks it would make more sense to transition one day earlier, on Saturday, so you have a couple of nights to adjust before going to work on Monday.