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'Permanent Daylight Saving Time Will Hurt Our Health, Experts Say' by Sandee LaMotte
Sandee LaMotte writes the following for CNN Health:
The end of Daylight Saving Time is upon us again, an autumn tradition when the United States, Europe, most of Canada and a number of other countries move their clocks backwards an hour in a sort of Groundhog Day trust fall. We’ll move them forward (again) next spring when governments put daylight saving back in place. …
However, a growing number of sleep experts say the act of moving our clocks forward in the spring is ruining our health. Studies over the last 25 years have shown the one-hour change disrupts body rhythms tuned to Earth’s rotation, adding fuel to the debate over whether having Daylight Saving Time in any form is a good idea. …
Standard time, which we enter when we move our clocks back in the fall, is much closer to the sun’s day and night cycle. … This cycle has set our circadian rhythm, or body clock, for centuries.
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