Daylight saving time can increase risk for heart attack

FILE - Clock (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Clock (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As we head into Daylight saving time on Sunday, we’ll lose an hour of sleep.

But springing forward an hour not only affects productivity, but our health as well.

Research shows that as our bodies adjust to the new schedule, the risk for a heart attack and stroke goes up in the first two days after daylight saving.

Saturday morning, KXAN’s Erin Cargile sat down with Dr. George Rodgers, a cardiologist with the Seton Heart Institute to discuss the impact daylight saving time has on your health. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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