Driving tired can be just as dangerous as driving drunk.
Road safety is just one of the issues brought on by Daylight Saving Time, as people try to adjust to disrupted sleep patterns. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says it can reduce daytime alertness. It can also increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
How do you get a handle in it? Experts recommend trying to maintain a healthy sleep cycle by minimizing exposure at night to light from electronic devices and avoiding coffee and alcohol before going to bed.
If you didn’t get extra sleep before the time change, try to do so now. That should help.