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Daylight Saving Time and its impact on your health


​DENVER -- You may be feeling a little more tired than usual to start your work week, even though we got that extra hour of sleep this past weekend. 

Doctors say that can be normal when Daylight Saving Time ends.

Dr. Jeff Sippel, a sleep medicine specialist with UCHealth, said that additional hour of sleep from Saturday can disrupt your normal sleeping pattern this week.

But, before you grab those sleeping aides, Sippel said avoid them and your body will adjust. 

"What I would recommend for people is to make sure that they do their normal activities and get sunlight, Sippel said.

The recommended amount of sleep is seven to eight hours a night. 

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