Daylight Saving Time: Bad Effects On Your Health

On Sunday, Nov. 2, we shall all switch over to daylight saving time i.e. you’ll get an extra hour of sleep–but lose an hour of daylight.

DST starts at 2:00 a.m. (the clock gets turned forward to 3:00 a.m.) on the second Sunday in March and ends at 2:00 a.m. (the clock gets turned back to 1:00 a.m.) on the first Sunday of November.

This small shift in our time will have a large impact on our body clock and our health which can even cost us real money in lost productivity. – negative effects of daylight savings time

According to Dr. Paul Desan, the director of the Winter Depression Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology at the school,

Pushing back the clock is “just like jet lag.” Your body will adapt, but it could take days, or even weeks.

And for those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, this time of year is particularly difficult.


They have no energy, they find they don’t feel as much good spirits, good mood,” Those who suffer also eat more.


About two or three percent of people get depressed this time of year, It starts in the fall and gets worse during the winter, then they get better through the spring.

People get depressed this time of year because, “The shorter daylight hours set off chemical and hormonal changes. The solution? Getting plenty of light, especially 30 to 60 minutes a day before 8 a.m. This tricks the body into thinking it’s spring or summer.

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