“Our study suggests that the sudden and even small changes in sleep could have detrimental effects.”
Daylight Saving Time application is getting closer again in the United States (excluding Arizona and Hawai states). Medical data says it is associated with increasing health problems such as heart attacks and strokes, in contrast, DST couldn’t succeed in reducing the energy bill in America.
Summer Time or Daylight Saving Time is the practice of advancing clocks forward by an hour during summer months so that daylight lasts longer and sunsets come one hour later, as most countries in North America and Europe followed this tradition, while it is not followed by the majority of countries in the world.
Daylight Saving Time started already in America, exactly on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 2:00 AM which is turned automatically 3:00 AM instead.
Studies say that Daylight Saving Time can lead to heart attack increases and strokes, and cause more car accidents and reduce workers productivity.
“Daylight Saving Time has never saved us energy and it never will,” said Michael Downing
Last December, It was published, on a Psychology journal, some results show that federal judges issued sentences that were longer on average by 5% in the next day to start the application of daylight saving time from which they produced a week before.
Amneet Sandhu (University of Colorado) said that in 2014, after a study conducted by the Michigan hospital, results showed an increase by 25% in heart attacks the following Monday after the DST was applied; “Our study suggests that the sudden and even small changes in sleep could have detrimental effects.”
Daylight Saving Time – That will continue until Autumn – was adopted widely during the World War II as a measure to save energy. But in general, studies have failed to show significant energy savings associated with this DST strategy.