There are so many facts that Daylight saving time is not good for your health. From accidents to strokes, the numbers are not pretty. Do you think we should make DST permanent? Read the facts below and decide for yourself.
A study by the University of Oregon reveals that Daylight Saving Time could be life threatening. Research shows Springing Ahead results in a 5% increase in the number of heart attacks and a 5% increase in the number of injuries at work.
The Monday after we spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time is the worst Monday of the year for accidents. 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.
Fire officials are asking people to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they move their clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time.
A survey by the Better Sleep Council reveals that 50% of parents say Daylight Saving Time negatively affects their children. Other findings:
– 29% of parents say it’s more difficult to get their children to go to sleep after a time change.
– 94% of parents say it takes two or more days to get their children back into their regular sleep pattern following a time change.
– 31% of parents say it takes 6 days or more to get their kids back into their regular sleep pattern following a time change.
– 28% of parents do not like springing ahead for Daylight Saving Time
A survey by Mattress Firm reveals that the average person needs 3.5 days to adjust to daylight saving time. Other findings:
– 82% of people feel tired, groggy and irritable while adjusting to the time change
– 50% of people need eight or more hours of sleep per night to feel well rested
– 20% of people are sleeping on a mattress that is nine years or older.