Why Daylight Saving Time Is Unhealthy 

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Professor of neurology and pediatrics, Beth Malow, looks into the truth behind the health claims related to daylight savings clock changes. Sadly, the evidence holds up; whilst “falling back” does not have serious consequences, the movement of the clocks forward packs a heavier punch. Likely due to the reduced exposure to sunlight, the knock-on effects of the shift forward include “chronic sleep deprivation” and “circadian misalignment”, both acting as precursors to a range of more serious health issues. Interestingly, 63% of Americans say they want to eliminate the time changes. Read full article here

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