Daylight Savings Time Will Leave You Browsing Reddit On Monday

Alarm Clock 3The clocks spring forward this weekend, so come Monday, you may find yourself a tetch sleep-deprived.

That can lead to more “cyberloafing,” a new study says. Daylight savings time has been shown to steal about 40 minutes of sleep the night following the switch. So psychologists looked at Google searches for the Mondays before, immediately after, and a week after the DST switch.

The researchers found that entertainment-related searches were 3.1 percent more prevalent on the Monday immediately after DST.

A follow-up study used student volunteers who had worn a sleep monitoring bracelet and then were assigned the next day to complete a computer task. Cyberloafing was higher in students who had had less sleep.

Just something to keep in mind this Monday.