Experts say messing with people’s sleep schedule can lower productivity and even cause workplace injuries. And it’s believed that changing sleep patterns can increase one’s risk of heart attacks — as much as 10 percent in the days that followed the time change, according to researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
"Typically, symptoms of the flu start with sudden onset of fever, fatigue, chills, muscle aches and pains, headaches, and dry cough. It then progresses to sore throat, congestion, runny nose, and cough. Symptoms usually last for 3-7 days," said Catherine Hough-Telford, a fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. "To prevent you or your child from getting the flu, get the flu vaccine annually."