Sorry for that headline before we get into this story… but it had to be done.
In the United States, lawmakers will vote to end changing clocks in the spring and fall. This is great except sleep experts say that they chose the wrong time to make permanent.
In fact, daylight saving time is more harmful to human health than the permanent standard time, according to sleep physician Muhammad Adeel Rishi. He says that DST is like “permanent social jet lag” because it takes us off of the natural rhythm of the sun.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Our internal circadian clocks are in nearly every cell in our body and influence everything from hormone levels to blood pressure. Disrupting this internal clock by even an hour can throw the balance off” and lead to more car accidents, medical errors, heart attacks, strokes, you name it.
Sleep experts are hoping that they can testify to Congress before this change is voted on.