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A little factoid was dished up last night on the news, while we were being reminded to turn our clocks back an hour for the end of Daylight Saving Time.  My Wired magazine feed kindly dished up an article on this very topic today.  Research shows that there is a decrease in heart attacks directly after the switching back of clocks, whereas there is an increase in heart attacks when the clock is moved forward.  The assumption is that this has something to do with sleep – the extra hour seems to reduce the chance of a heart attack.  Perhaps physicians need to start prescribing extra sleep along with baby aspirin for cardiac patients.  Hey, no matter what the reason, I’m all for extra sleep.

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