Research from Sweden today says there may be a connection between turning your clock back an hour (which we are to do on Sunday morning) and a lower risk you’ll have a heart attack on Monday, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Likewise, there are more heart attacks on the first three days after clocks are set forward.
“The finding that the possibility of additional sleep seems to be protective on the first workday after the autumn shift is intriguing,” the authors wrote.
Monday is the most common day of the week for heart attacks anyway, but other researchers have suggested it may just be the stress of a new work week.
This isn’t the first link between heart attacks and sleep. Last summer, the Mayo Clinic researchers found that the risk of heart attacks is higher among people with sleep apnea.