Dr. Helen

Reasons to Love Daylight Savings Time

I am one of the few people who loves springing forward. I love the extra light at night, the extra food I can eat because it’s an hour later, and the idea that one is springing forward instead of falling behind. But that’s just me. Many people find the transition difficult:

Disruptions, even minor ones, to human beings’ sleep patterns can have outsized effects, according to researchers.

“Our study suggests that sudden, even small changes in sleep could have detrimental effects,” Amneet Sandhu of the University of Colorado told Reuters in 2014 after his study of Michigan hospital data showed a 25 percent jump in heart attacks on the Monday after daylight saving time began.

I wish we could just keep this time all year long without change. But apparently, I am in the minority.

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