Heart Attack and Weight Gain

As Clocks Go Back Tonight Changes in Sleep Can Cause Heart Attack and Weight Gain


As the winters have arrived, don’t forget to put your clock one hour back at 2 AM on Sunday (tomorrow), October 29. People now can enjoy an extra hour sleep now but at the same time lose one hour of sunlight in the evening for upcoming five months. The UK clocks will be set on BST (British Summer Time) at 1 AM on March 25, 2018. But for the time being, the United Kingdom has officially set the clocks to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). After the announcement of ending up BST and reverting to GMT, it is unveiled that the changes in sleep could cause mental health impacts, heart attacks or weight gain. Even though it is quite astonishing, the psychological reveals that swapping from BST to GMT or vice-versa, brunt the human body’s circadian rhythm.

It’s connected to an increment in heart attacks especially when your body gets one less hour of proper sleep because we are being active when the body requires being asleep. Indeed, the changes in the human circadian rhythm impact drastically the ability to think evidently, solve problems and also impacts the happiness.

According to Dr. Mark Winwood, sleeping at an exact time is a good thing but after the clocks go back, there will be a sudden change in our sleeping times that causes problems for our body and mind. Getting less daylight during the winter can impact the mental health of human beings, as it’s the fact that the UK doesn’t get even six hours of sunlight in December month on some days.

NHS reported that less access to daylight generally impacts human mind leading it to low feelings, lethargic and irritable nature. This condition is coded as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) also called winter depression. Winwood admits that people who work at night shift are more prone to have bad health. Even according to him, the death rate rises and some of them faces weight gain issues.

But for the short term, the UK will be waking up to brighter mornings than before after all the clocks go back. In the capital of the UK, London, the sun will be rising at 6:48 am on Sunday’s morning.

Winwood also adds that people who wake up for more daylight make them feel less exhausted. It is unveiled that a hormone called melatonin is reduced during the daylight. Melatonin is quite popular in making us feel sleepy. It means, the UK citizens should feel more energetic now in the morning and certainly less tired when the early morning alarm clock goes off on Monday morning.

AXA PPP healthcare and Winwood designed a ‘mixtape’ that helps people suffering from insomnia, to get rid of it.