Daylight Saving Time Is a Health DISASTER [BAN it!]
As I’m writing this, people around the country are rejoicing because they got an extra hour of sleep.
But I’m celebrating the end of Daylight Saving Time for a different reason: Because the nation’s clocks can finally go back to where they’re SUPPOSED TO BE… in line with the sun.
Every year I hope it’s the last time we have to deal with such an outdated, unnecessary, and downright dangerous mandate.
Because switching your body’s internal clock AWAY from true solar time may be the worst thing you can do for your health.
Everyone likes longer days, especially in the summertime when long evenings allow you to spend more time outdoors.
But Daylight Saving Time has been a health disaster from the get-go.
You see, the more mismatched your body is with true solar time, the higher your risk of health problems.
Your internal clock regulates your liver function, immune system, hormones, metabolism, and more. Heck, you name it, and chances are your personal master clock plays a role.
That’s because your body’s circadian clock was designed to sync with the sun. And ideally, the sun should reach its highest point in the sky at noon—NOT when it’s most convenient for your evening commute home.
Throwing off your master clock can throw off the tiny clocks in ALL of your organs and tissues.
Studies have shown that a disrupted circadian rhythm impacts your brain and body, leading to weight gain, impulsivity, slower thinking, and other physiological and behavioral changes.
Daylight Saving Time has consistently been shown to increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The circadian disruption can also impair focus and judgment, leading to an increase in fatal car accidents (despite the longer days).
You can’t avoid Daylight Saving Time in the USA unless you live in Arizona like me.
But what you CAN do is pay extra attention to minding your circadian rhythm in other ways so that you’re not adding insult to injury. Two easy changes to make are to avoid blue light at night and get plenty of morning sun directly in your eyes.
P.S. Despite our clocks “falling” back into PROPER alignment with the sun, your body can have a hard time shifting back when Daylight Saving Time ends. Don’t pop a pill to get back on track. Use THIS trick to naturally boost your melatonin levels instead.
“Changes in ischemic stroke occurrence following daylight saving time transitions,” Sleep Medicine, Volumes 27–28, 2016, Pages 20-24, ISSN 1389-9457, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2016.10.009.
“Daylight Saving Time and Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Meta-Analysis.” Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2019; 8(3):404. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8030404
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