This Sunday, we fall back. No, not back into the arms of our exes… It’s Daylight Saving Time and we get an extra hour on this one day.
The question is how should we spend it? Should we sleep more or get up and accomplish some tasks?
Most experts say you will be better off getting that extra hour of sleep on Sunday.
With most people not getting the recommended amount of sleep, this is the perfect time to catch up. You heard them. SLEEP! I know I will.
Scientists would also like us to know the effects that Daylight Saving Time has on the body.
While losing an hour of sunlight in the day has been shown in one study to up the number of people seeking out treatment for depression, even greater harm is done during the springtime.
The instances of car accidents and heart attacks increase, as well as throwing off our body clocks in a way that takes months to recover. And while there’s a claim that springing forward saves energy, new research shows that’s not the case.
Scientists writing for the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms would like to see the country remain on standard time, something Hawaii and most of Arizona does currently.
I hate changing the clocks back and forth, and I don’t know one person that doesn’t agree with me. But apparently, some people like it the way it is. I posted a poll on the Fox Facebook page, but I wonder if those people will change their minds after reading this…