Is it That Time of Year Again?
Every year, it feels like the end of Daylight Savings time just sneaks up on us. One day, we're enjoying crisp Autumn afternoons, and the next we're wondering just where all the sunlight went. 
Daylight Savings Time isn't just annoying, however. It can also be dangerous. The spring shift--when we adjust our clocks in march--has been repeatedly documented to cause an increase in deaths from car accidents and heart attacks. While the autumn shift doesn't see the same increase in those areas, it comes with plenty of its own concerns. 
This time of year usually sees a reported increase in people suffering from depression, caused in no small part by the early sunsets. People who experience seasonal affective disorder often report this time as the onset of their worst symptoms, and it's no surprise why. Activities like substance abuse increase during this time, which come with their own risk of accidents. 
Thankfully, there's plenty of steps you can take to ensure that the seasonal shift goes by smoothly!
Get plenty of sleep. If you're planning to stay up for another Netflix marathon, consider putting it off until a little later. Staying well-rested is one of the most important things you can do to make sure that your tempo isn't thrown off by the longer nights.
Exercise. You don't need to do any Olympic training but look for spots in your schedule where you can fit in workouts. Better exercise = better sleep and better sleep is always a good thing!
Be mindful of how you cope. There's nothing wrong with enjoying the occasional glass of wine after a long day, but be careful about making it a habit. Decompressing through alcohol or other substances has the opposite effect in the long run. Besides, dealing with the long nights is even more challenging when you're hungover. 
Remember that these long nights don't last forever! Just like this year's jump forward snuck up on us, spring will be around before you know it. In the meantime, OnPoint has your back in making sure that your holiday season is safe and healthy. 
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Aurora Highlands Ranch | Lone Tree Centennial


Our Purpose, Commitment, and Promise

As emergency physicians, we hear daily that our patients are tired of the difficulty in accessing primary care appointments and that

emergency departments are consistently overcrowded, charge exorbitant fees and often exhibit poor customer service.

Our goal was to create a better system of care for our patients that were facing these challenges. We believe we have accomplished this goal.

OnPoint’s purpose is to deliver extraordinary care, in a warm and friendly environment at the time that you or your family member needs it most.

Our commitment is to use the most current acute care practices and the latest technology to prescribe a successful strategy for your comfort and healing.

Our promise is to always treat you with the empathy and respect you deserve and to provide you with the finest care available.

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Aurora: 24300 E. Smoky Hill Road, Ste. 120, Aurora, CO 80016
Lone Tree: 9695 S. Yosemite Street
Suite 150, Lone Tree, CO 80124
Highlands Ranch: 9137 Ridgeline Boulevard
Suite 100, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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About Us

The entire staff at OnPoint are experienced acute care providers and support personnel proven in emergency departments, urgent care centers and other acute care practices throughout the area.

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Aurora: (303) 330-0410
Lone Tree: (720) 255-2350
Highlands Ranch: (303) 330-0271
Centennial: (720) 442-7705


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Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

  • 9695 S Yosemite St
    Suite 150
    Lone Tree, CO, 80124

    (720) 408-6860 | Get Directions

  • 9137 Ridgeline Blvd
    Suite 100
    Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129

    (303) 647-1127 | Get Directions

  • 10120 E Dry Creek Rd #101
    Englewood, CO, 80112

    (720) 738-1122 | Get Directions

  • 24300 E Smoky Hill Rd
    Suite 120
    Aurora, CO, 80016

    (303) 974-4559 | Get Directions