What you need to know about Daylight Saving Time! It’s kicking in at 2am Sunday!
a Better Sleep Council survey found that 61% of people feel the effects of DST the Monday after resetting their clocks
– a University of Alabama-Birmingham survey reveals an increase of 10% in the risk of a heart attack on the Monday and Tuesday after Daylight Saving Time begins and a decrease of 10% when it ends
– a Stanford study reveals there is a significant increase in fatal traffic accidents the Sunday after a time change
– A Michigan State University study reveals that when we ‘fall back’, and daylight saving time ends, we only gain 12 minutes of sleep and not one hour. In the spring, when that hour is taken away, people lose an average of 40 minutes of sleep
– Fire Prevention experts say people should use the end of daylight saving time to change the batteries in their smoke alarms
– A study by Careerbuilder reveals that the daylight saving time switch costs the US economy $434 million a year in lost productivity and increases in worker injuries.