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Daylight Saving Time could affect your health

Try to get at least seven hours of sleep before the time change. (Source:NBC) Try to get at least seven hours of sleep before the time change. (Source:NBC)
Take vitamins to help boost your immune system and give you energy. (Source: WALB) Take vitamins to help boost your immune system and give you energy. (Source: WALB)
Albany Sam's Club Pharmacy Manager Falan Johnson (Source:WALB) Albany Sam's Club Pharmacy Manager Falan Johnson (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Losing that one hour due to Daylight Saving Time could be detrimental to your health.

According to Sam’s Club pharmacy manager Falan Johnson, losing the one hour of sleep could affect your mood and alertness.

“It could affect your body for at least a week, because you’re missing out on that one hour of sleep,” Johnson mentions.

Luckily, there are precautions that people can take to help them adjust to Daylight Saving Time.

Johnson suggests taking vitamins, like vitamin C or vitamin B-12, to help boost your immune system and give your body energy.

Johnson adds, “Try to get at least seven hours of sleep to get your body prepared for that and don’t increase your alcohol consumption.”

Also, you can receive a free health screening at one of the participating Sam’s Clubs on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The screenings are free for both club member and non-club members and will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

During this month’s screening, guests will have the opportunity to have check-ups on their cholesterol, body mass index, hearing, vision, and blood pressure.

“It’s great! You save money or if you don’t have a regular doctor you can come in and check in on your health and we follow up with you with your results,” Johnson says.

Johnson adds that Daylight Saving Time is a good time to clean out your medicine cabinet and remove all expired medications. She suggests putting the medications inside a clear zip bag with dirt, cat litter, or old coffee grounds.

Daylight Saving Time will officially take place on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 2:00 a.m.

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