Daylight Savings, Bad For Your Health
We set our clocks ahead this past Sunday and sure we have more daylight hours but at what price?
Studies have shown that the rate of stroke increases in the 2 days following daylight saving time. It has been known for years that fragmentation in sleep patterns such as in people with work shift changes is associated with increased chance of stroke but studies had not looked at Daylight Savings Time. (#Daylight Savings)
Other studies have shown that the Monday and Tuesday following Daylight Savings Time are associated with an increased risk of heart attack.
The removal of 1 hour of sleep on Daylight Savings Time has been linked to more workplace injuries, auto accidents and even hinders moral decision making.
And to think this all started because Benjamin Franklin hoped to reduce the amount of candle wax by getting people out of bed earlier!