WINNIPEG – Your weekend will be one hour shorter than normal as we spring forward for Daylight Saving Time.
Set your clocks forward an hour Saturday night before going to bed.
Dr. Colleen Carney from Ryerson University, says people often experience a sort of jet lag from the time change.
“It’s fairly mild. It’s the impact of travelling one time zone. Your body is expecting it to be one time and there’s cues in the environment telling you it’s a different time.”
Carney says should only last for a day or two but there are some very real effects on your body.
“Fatigue and difficulty falling asleep, getting up when you want to. It can affect your appetite, your mood, your cognitive ability.”
Some researchers have found there are more traffic accidents on the Monday after the this time change too.
The positive side is that it will be lighter outside further into the evening as we move into spring.