Spring Forward and Your Health Could Suffer [Infographic]

Spring Forward and Your Health Could Suffer [Infographic]

Analysis on Daylight Savings Time and Heart Attacks

By Dave Sellers and Morgan Atkins

Our data research proves it: the number of heart attacks rises the Monday after daylight saving time. Our research uncovered an 80 percent jump in the number of heart attacks occurring the Monday after we “spring forward” for daylight saving time compared with other Mondays in March. That’s an increase worth taking seriously!

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Interested in learning how age, gender, and where you live play a role in this alarming trend? Check out our infographic, below.

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To combat the negative health effects associated this time change, the 
National Sleep Foundation recommends sleeping in on Sunday morning and taking a nap that afternoon. The foundation offers additional guidance as part of its Sleep Awareness Week in March.

Want to find out what other trends are hidden in your data, just waiting to be discovered? Schedule a discovery call to see how Stratasan can help identify these insights and their impact on your strategic planning.

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Infographic by Dave Sellers, Data Specialist, and Morgan Atkins, Director of Innovation for Stratasan

Source: Medicare Part A & B Inpatient Claims Standard Analytical Files (2012-2017)

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