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Fatal Conveniences™: Daylight Savings Time

Fatal Conveniences™: Daylight Savings Time

Why do you do daylight savings? Is it actually necessary? And more importantly, what is it doing to our health?

When it comes to Daylight Savings Time it seems as though economic interests are once again the driving force for regulation.

Daylight savings time, although thought to be helpful in energy consumption during WWI and WWII, has a shockingly significant impact on our overall health. 

Companies and businesses are eager to keep the DST law put into place in 2007, which is shown to increase sales, but how is this adjustment in time affecting our circadian rhythms, sleep, and mental health?

Are we walking zombies destined to keep living in this shifted reality from changing our clocks twice a year? These are the questions we need answered and why we’re going to explore the Fatal Convenience: Daylight Savings. 

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What I discuss:

03:05 – Discussion on the history and health impacts of Daylight Savings Time, particularly on our circadian rhythm. The economic implications of the time shift are also considered

07:25 – Deep dive into how Daylight Savings Time can lead to fatigue, blood pressure changes and even increase the risk of heart disease

12:30 – Discussion on the adverse effects of the time shift on night owls and teenagers who stay up late

16:45 – The reasons behind Daylight Savings Time, discussing the physiological and psychological aspects that contribute to the heightened sensitivity to time shifts


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