Effects of transitions into and out of daylight saving time on the quality of the sleep/wake cycle: an actigraphic study in healthy university students.

@article{Tonetti2013EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of transitions into and out of daylight saving time on the quality of the sleep/wake cycle: an actigraphic study in healthy university students.},
  author={Lorenzo Tonetti and Alex Erbacci and Marco Fabbri and Monica Martoni and Vincenzo Natale},
  journal={Chronobiology international},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={1218-22}
}
The main goal of the present study was to examine the effects of transition into and out of daylight saving time (DST) on the quality of the sleep/wake cycle, assessed through actigraphy. To this end, 14 healthy university students (mean age: 26.86 ± 3.25 yrs) wore an actigraph for 7 d before and 7 d after the transition out of and into DST on fall 2009 and spring 2010, respectively. The following parameters have been compared before and after the transition, separately for autumn and spring… CONTINUE READING
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