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Daylight Saving Begins This Weekend and Wreaks Havok on You

It’s been a tough winter this year and now things are going to be a bit tougher because of day light savings. Experts say the Monday after we spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time is the worst Monday of the year for accidents.

Wow and did you know observing Daylight Saving Time year-round would prevent 195 motor vehicle deaths and 171 pedestrian fatalities. Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands don’t observe daylight saving time.

So why do we keep changing the time?

According to Wikipedia the reason we started changing the time was to conserve energy and the debate continues.

Here’s what critic’s and researchers have to say about the practice:Daylight saving time and ‘Springing Ahead’ is bad for your health. University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor Martin Young says, “The Monday and Tuesday after moving the clocks ahead one hour in March is associated with a 10 percent increase in the risk of having a heart attack. The opposite is true when falling back in October. This risk decreases by about 10 percent. Exactly why this happens is not known but there are several theories. Sleep deprivation, the body’s circadian clock and immune responses all can come into play when considering reasons that changing the time by an hour can be detrimental to someone’s health.”

In any case don’t forget to move your clock forward one hour when you go to bed on Saturday.

 

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