Recently, we shifted from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time. Now, we are moving toward World Sleep Day on Friday, March 17. If you are covering sleep from any angle, we have experts available from our Michigan Medicine Sleep Disorders…
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Daylight Savings Begins This Weekend, Hackensack Meridian Sleep Experts Available on Health Impact, How to Prepare Your Body for the Loss of Sleep and Why They Want US to Stop “Springing Forward” to Daylight Saving Time
Hackensack meridian health sleep medicine experts available to discuss the health concerns associated with daylight saving time.
Shorter days affect the mood of millions of Americans – a nutritional neuroscientist offers tips on how to avoid the winter blues
The annual pattern of winter depression and melancholy – better known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD – suggests a strong link between your mood and the amount of light you get during the day. Binghamton Univesity mood expert offers strategies to beat the winter blues.
Permanent daylight saving time would reduce deer-vehicle collisions, study shows
Adopting permanent DST in the United States would reduce deer-vehicle collisions and likely prevent an estimated 36,550 deer deaths, 33 human deaths, 2,054 human injuries and $1.19 billion in costs each year. Deer-vehicle collisions would decrease under permanent DST because skies would be brighter later in the evening
AASM experts advocate for permanent standard time ahead of “fall back”
On Nov. 6, 2022, daylight saving time will come to an end, and those in most of the U.S. will “fall back” to standard time. Experts at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine argue that the U.S. should adopt permanent standard time for the public’s overall health and safety.
Dreading the Fall Back? You’re Not Alone
Daylight saving time is doing far more harm than good, according to sleep scientists. James Wyatt, PhD, clinical sleep disorder specialist, explains.
Why sleep experts recommend eliminating time changes and sticking with permanent standard time
Daylight saving time is coming to an end on Nov. 7, when most of the country will “fall back” to standard time by setting our clocks back one hour. If the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) had its way, we would never change our clocks back to daylight saving time.
Time to retire daylight saving time
Change is upon us once again. Come the first Sunday of November, we will gain an hour of morning sunlight. The one-hour adjustment to the clock on the wall may not sound dramatic. But our biological clock begs to differ.Take, for example, the members of society blissfully unaware of social time: our youngest children and pets.
“Springing forward” affects early birds less than night owls, study finds
Every spring, the Daylight Saving Time shift robs people of an hour of sleep – and a new study shows that DNA plays a role in how much the time change affects individuals. People whose genetic profile makes them more likely to be “early birds” can adjust to the time change in a few days. But those who tend to be “night owls” could take more than a week to get back on track.
Spring forward your clock, but don’t fall back on your sleep
Daylight saving time is one week away, and as many look forward to the longer and warmer days that accompany this time change, losing an hour of sleep can have you feeling out of sorts. An expert with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) shares why it’s important to prepare our bodies for the time change.
Ditching the daylight saving time change for better sleep, health and safety
If the month of March has you dreading the night when we “spring forward” to daylight saving time, you’re not alone. More than half of Americans say they’re tired after the time change, and 63% of Americans say that they support the elimination of seasonal time changes in favor of a national, fixed, year-round time. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, research supports public opposition to seasonal time changes, and sleep science suggests that permanent standard time is the best option.
Seasonal time changes losing favor as U.S. prepares to “fall back”
A recent survey from the AASM found that 63% of Americans support the elimination of seasonal time changes in favor of a national, fixed, year-round time. As the U.S. prepares to “fall back” on November 1, are seasonal time changes losing favor? Medical experts and legislators say yes.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for elimination of daylight saving time
Public health and safety would benefit from eliminating daylight saving time, according to a new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Spring Ahead: What is the impact of time change on our health?
Spring Ahead: What is the impact of time change on our health? Daylight Saving Time begins on March 8 – a routine that results in adjustments not only to our watches, but also to our internal clocks. How does this…
Survey Shows 55% of U.S. adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition
A survey conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that 55% of Americans are tired the day following the spring daylight saving time transition. Fatal traffic accident risks increased by 6%, and women are more likely to visit the hospital for atrial fibrillation.
Daylight Saving Time Has Long-term Effects on Health
The annual transition to and from daylight saving time (DST) has clinical implications that last longer than the days where clocks “fall back” or “spring forward.”
How accurate are sleep tracking apps? Should you use them anyway? @UMneurosciences expert avail. to talk sleep, DST
Experts from Michigan Medicine’s Sleep Disorders Centers, including Cathy Goldstein, M.D., M.S., available to talk Daylight Saving Time, sleep hygiene, and how to approach sleep tracking apps. Goldstein recently published a paper detailing a new algorithm, made by the researchers,…
Daylight saving can create driver fatigue and hazards on the road, says expert
As clocks “fall back” this weekend and daylight saving time ends, many Americans will be driving longer at night which could translate to more driver fatigue and hazards on the road, says Virginia Tech Transportation Institute expert Jeff Hickman. “Any…
WashU Expert: This year, let’s make standard time permanent
Never again.After we turn back the clocks one hour on the morning of Nov. 3, Washington University in St. Louis chronobiologist Erik Herzog wants us to just keep it that way.“Just lock it in,” Herzog said. “Forever.”Herzog is a professor of biology in Arts & Sciences and president of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR), a scientific organization dedicated to the study of biological clocks and sleep.