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Losing an hour 'raises risk of heart attack on Monday morning'

Abrupt' change to daily schedule increases risk of heart attack by 10%

A team from the University of Alabama were studying the impact of daylight saving on a person's health.
They found that the abrupt change to a person's daily schedule increased the risk of having a heart attack by 10 per cent. This impact isn't felt on the Sunday morning as most people adapt their weekend schedule and rise a little later.

However, the risk peaks on Monday when workers have to get up at a set time to get to the office. When the clocks go back in October the risk of heart attack decreases by 10 per cent.

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sebekm commented on Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:04 AM

I haven't noticed that I've lost an hour, but I did notice that for some reason I'm sleeping an hour longer.

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Yeah Iky...I hated it when I rose 'when the alarm clock told me to get up.' I hated the first week or two while my body-brain made its adjustment. Strangely I did not do the 81 mg. aspirin thing during my working days but I do do it now in retirement.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 06:24 AM

I've always thought the daylight savings idea was a bit goofy.

JM I read recently that it is more beneficial to take the aspirin at bedtime rather than in the morning.

I've taken the aspirin since I was in my forties. I'm now the oldest living male in my family tree for four generations.

I credit the daily aspirin for my old age.

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 17:07 PM

TOT: did not know bedtime was the better time for the aspirin. Will give it a try. I take my cholestoral meds, Zetia and Crestor along with Melatonin at night.

Geez...we might oughta be careful here...we are starting to sound like a bunch of old geezers. Next thing you know we (I) will be talking about surgeries and joint pain.

Iknowyou commented on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 21:05 PM

Don't forget about the Geritol and Viagra.

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