Impact of Daylight Saving Time

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Impact of Daylight Saving Time
  1. More car accidents

An increase in car accidents during daylight saving time has been both supported and refuted in the academic literature. The general concept supporting the case, however, is that subtle changes in sleep patterns and circadian rhythms can alter human alertness and, in some cases, might increase the risk of potentially fatal car accidents.

  1. Increased workplace injuries

Though this threat may not apply to those who work in the relatively padded confines of carpeted office buildings, others who work at more physically taxing jobs, such as miners, have been shown to experience more frequent and severe workplace injuries at the onset of daylight saving time in the spring. The effect has not been detected at the end of daylight saving time in the fall.

  1. More heart attacks

One argument put forward is that switching to Daylight Saving Time increases the risk of a heart attack – especially on the Monday morning after the change. Loss of sleep resulting from the mandated time change in the early hours of Sunday morning affects the circadian rhythm and can be risky for those already vulnerable to a heart attack. Lack of sleep can release stress hormones that increase inflammation, which can cause more severe complications in people already at risk of having a heart attack.

  1. Longer cyberloafing

Cyberloafing – the actions of employees in the use of internet access the organization during working hours to download (surf) website not related to work or read and send e-mail personal.

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A 2012 Journal of Applied Psychology study found that the incidence of cyberloafing significantly increased in more than 200 metropolitan U.S. regions during the first Monday after daylight saving time in the spring, compared with the Mondays directly before and one week after the transition. The team attributed the shift to a lack of sleep and thus lack of workday motivation and focus, but was not able to verify this experimentally.

  1. Increased cluster headaches

Circadian rhythms tick away throughout the body each day, controlling the release of certain hormones that affect moods, hunger levels, and yearning for sleep. When these rhythms get thrown out of whack, even by just one hour during daylight saving time, the human body notices the difference.

For some people, the effects of this change can set off debilitating chronic pain. Cluster headaches, for example – or headaches that cluster within one side of a person’s head and can cause excruciating pain for days or weeks at a time  – seem to be triggered by changes in circadian rhythms, including during the transitions in and out of daylight saving, the New York Daily News reported.

 

#source :businessinsider.co.id

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2 thoughts on “Impact of Daylight Saving Time

  1. Thing 2 asked me to write the president to ask him to get rid of Daylight Saving Time. I appreciate how he believes I have unlimited power.

  2. Daylight Saving Time- How is this still a thing? We can blame the Germans for creating it, but still using it today is completely foolish!

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