How Does Daylight Saving Time Impact Your Health?

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It's that time of year again- Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this Sunday, November 4th. We gain an hour of sleep, but at what cost to our health? Shifting sleep schedules can throw off our normal routines and negatively impact our health. 

The most common health issues associated with "falling back" are changes in mood and mental health. Earlier sunsets and fewer hours of daylight can trigger symptoms of seasonal depression and disrupt normal sleep patterns. To prevent negative health effects, try adjusting your sleep schedule the week before the time change to help ease the transition. Making an effort to spend time outside and eating a healthy breakfast can also help counteract the effects of daylight saving time.

But why do these health changes happen? Scientists have discovered that the lack of sunlight interferes with the body's natural functions. Exposure to the sun's powerful UV rays not only feels rejuvenating, it also stimulates Vitamin D production, which is essential for bone, heart, and mental health. If you aren't able to get outside, supplementing your diet with additional vitamins can help.

We created Sunshine Blend CoffVee with 400 IUs of Vitamin D3 in every cup to help fight the winter blues. The recommended daily allowance of Vitamin D is 1200-1500 IUs. The average American drinks 2-3 cups of coffee a day, making Sunshine Blend CoffVee the perfect way to supplement your diet. Not only does Sunshine Blend CoffVee deliver essential vitamins and antioxidants, it is also smooth and delicious. Try it today!

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