Spring Forward for Daylight Saving
Paris, France has a sunrise after 8:30 a.m. for most of December and January, and they manage. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act requiring all 50 state to go on the same Daylight Saving Time.
Dr. Daniel Barone of the Weill-Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine at New York-Presbyterian, says "If you look at the motor vehicle accidents that happen over the course of the year, there's a tremendous spike on the Monday after Daylight Saving Time".
On Sunday, we will lose an hour of sleep as we "spring forward" for the annual adjustment.
It has been suggested that, similar to older folks, cancer patients may be more prone to sleep difficulties, but there may also be other factors, such as changes in immunology related to cancer, which combine with sleep disturbance to increase stroke risk further.
Any time your sleep is shortened or disrupted due to DST changes we often see decreases in performance, concentration and memory, as well as fatigue and daytime sleepiness.
If possible, try falling asleep a little earlier tonight to give your body time to adjust to the change. (Good folks in Arizona and Hawaii, please ignore the question, since you are smart enough to set your clocks and leave them be.) Daylight saving time.
Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea of Daylight Savings Time in 1784 as a joke but, as Will Rogers would conclude many years later, too many jokes have a nasty habit of turning into law. Today, daylight-saving time is used in dozens of countries across the globe. For most of the United States, clocks will roll forward to 3 a.m. Studies conducted in places like in where the routine was only recently implemented showed electricity consumption actually jumped when it was put in place. Although Mr. Franklin was a practical man and in favor of saving candles, he is not the father of daylight saving time.
For those that are changing clocks manually, you need to move your clock forward one hour after 2am to 3am - or just move it forward one hour before you sleep if it's before 2am.
I am sure that it is obvious to you that there are things that you can not change, like whether you have cancer or have become old.
Several studies also link daylight savings to increased risk of heart attacks, road accidents, and sleep problems. Find out when you should set your clocks back now!
Daylight Saving Time begins again this weekend, at 2am on Sunday, March 13, so before you go to bed on Saturday night, do not forget to change your clocks!