Daylight Saving Time & Your Wellness

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Sunset over Brickell Avenue


Every Spring after Daylight Saving Time, the United States experiences a 24% spike in heart attacks, followed by a significant jump in fatal car crashes, workplace accidents, and more.

Why is this?

The data suggests one thing and one thing only:

Human beings need rest, and your personal wellness depends on it.

Personal Wellness Management

Are you giving yourself enough rest? Let’s find out…

The data shows that we are currently running grossly behind when it comes to our sleep. Americans fall short at a sleep average of 5 hours and 30 minutes per night (40% less than the recommended amount), and this statistic only becomes worse once “spring forward” is set into motion.

Although we have not yet reached a consensus on whether Daylight Saving Time will be here to stay, we do have an opportunity to take control of our personal wellness.

If you’re looking to make a change, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you a part of the statistic of individuals who watch over 2 hours of television per day?
  • Do you use social media for over 65 minutes per day?

If so, then consider joining me in reallocating one hour of your time to your personal wellness and daily self-care!


Drinking chamomile tea is a great way to transition the body into sleep mode


3 Spring Forward Wellness Tips

  1. Avoid caffeine to allow your body to naturally adjust to the time shift
  2. Gift yourself one hour to wind down (device-free) before bedtime to achieve 7-8 hours of sleep (I will be challenging myself right here along with you!)
  3. Fuel your body with nutrition-rich foods that will help support your brain and cardiovascular system. (Consider adding this vegetable to your grocery list: Healthy Heart Beet).


(If you’re looking for more inspiration, head over to my Instagram page @organic_opulence)

And as always…


Stay organically opulent,

Goldie Wollman



For more on Daylight Savings Time and its effects on health, feel free to read the following resources below:

Daylight-saving time is literally killing us — it’s time to end this switch

Daylight saving time: 4 surprising health effects of ‘falling back’

Daylight Saving Time and Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Meta-Analysis

In the U.S., 40% Get Less Than Recommended Amount of Sleep

Sleep and Sleep Disorders