Here’s why health experts want to stop daylight-saving time

Here’s why health experts want to stop daylight-saving time

[Ed. – Let us guess: Is it because they hate losing an hour of sleep every spring?]

Early Sunday morning, most people in America will spring forward and move their clocks one hour ahead to daylight-saving time.

It is good news for those who enjoy more daylight in the evening. But experts say a growing body of evidence shows that the annual time shift is bad for our health, disrupting our circadian rhythms and sleep and leading to a higher immediate risk of heart attacks, strokes, atrial fibrillation and potentially car accidents.

One thing is clear: A majority of Americans and states want to stop the tradition of moving clocks an hour ahead in spring and an hour back in the fall. A 2019 survey by the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 28% of people polled are happy with the status quo. Meanwhile, 31% would like to be on daylight-saving time year-round, while 40% would prefer sticking solely with standard time.

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