Should Daylight Saving Time End Forever
This coming weekend, we fall back from Daylight Saving, Eastern Standard Time. If we could remain there, we would grab that extra hour of sleep we'll get the night of Nov. 6 and never give it back.
According to the Lansing State Journal, there are some semi-scientific reasons for avoiding Daylight Saving Time. The Internet is full of stories about studies that suggest that springing ahead each year isn't good for us.
For example: In 2009 a study in the journal of Applied Psychology concluded that in the week after the switch to Daylight Saving Time, mine workers arrived on the job with 40 minutes less sleep and experienced 5.7 percent more work related injuries.
More heart attacks: in 2008 Swedish researchers found a 5 percent increase in heart attacks in the first three weekdays following the switch to Daylight Saving Time. Researchers attributed the bump to a lack of sleep, which can release stress hormones that can trigger inflammation.