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Waking up early on a Monday is challenging enough for some; but, with the clocks turned ahead an hour for daylight saving time, morning fatigue can be even worse. Sleep experts say getting to bed early and taking a nap can help get sleep cycles back on track. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

Spring ahead the right way

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The start of daylight saving time means more sunlight in the evenings, but that one-hour jump forward can make mornings particularly difficult this week.


“Adjusting our internal clocks with the change in season can take some getting used to, especially after a long winter that we’re experiencing this year,” according to Jeff Norton, respiratory therapist and Sleep Center manager at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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