Why daylight saving time can be bad for your health

Why daylight saving time can be bad for your health

Why daylight saving time can be bad for your health

Tomorrow night, Saturday, March 12, most responsible Americans set their clocks ahead and kiss goodbye (or goodnight) the hour we won't see again until November. Or is it fall forward?

"Shifting to Atlantic Time and never changing back would effectively make summertime daylight saving hours permanent, said Filippi, who made a public health case for his bill at a Rhode Island State House hearing this week.

It's the official start of Daylight Saving Time, this Motzei Shabbos, or rather Sunday morning at 2am. One study says extra stress on your body from losing that hour of sleep could up the risk of a heart attack.

National Geographic documents some some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time in an article titled Daylight Saving Time 2014: When Does It Begin? Implemented during World War I, it was primarily to save energy.

"Our use is not so predictable as the earlier adopters of daylight saving hope it would be", Tufts University's Michael Downing said. Sunlight hours will be extended later, so we will ostensibly be more active.

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