An extra hour in bed isn’t the only benefit of the clocks going back this weekend. Those additional 60 minutes sleep could, in fact, have a profound impact on your health.
If you’re one of the seven million Britons with heart disease, it could prove life-saving. A recent study by University of Colorado scientists showed that in the two to three days immediately after the autumn time switch, the number of potentially fatal heart attacks drops by roughly 20 per cent.
And when the clocks jump forward an hour in the spring, heart attack rates jump 25 per cent almost immediately.