The University of Michigan recently did a study on how “springing ahead” affects different individuals. During this time each Spring, Daylight Saving Time leads to everyone losing one hour of sleep. According to EurekAlert.com, the University’s findings show that people who are genetically inclined to be “early birds” adjust to their new time schedule in just a few days. Those who are “night owls” will take closer to a week to adjust.
Their findings showed that even this slight change in schedule can have different impacts on people depending on their lifestyle. The co-author of the study says that understanding these differences can help us enhance our individual strengths.