Is the extra hour of light in the evening good for you?
Does shifting our internal clocks twice a year affect us?
With Daylight Saving Time (or DST) taking place this Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 2.00 a.m. local time, do you worry if you have sleep deprivation?
Experts say the time change might affect us adversely from traffic accidents to lower SAT scores.
This is a scary scene about a traffic accident in Mexico
~ kind of a nightmare!
The medical community has only recently looked into the study of seasonal affective disorder, which is a feeling of depression and sluggishness due to lack of exposure to sunlight. The one-hour change seems to impact the 24-hour cycle that our bodies are used to.
The rationale is that we become used to, and more comfortable being on a specific pattern. So when that pattern changes suddenly, we are more likely to feel out of sorts. Studies by Yale University indicate how little we know of the long-term effects of seasonal affective disorder.
The February issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, Pyschology and Economics found that the biannual time change caused a 16-point drop in SAT scores among high school students in Indiana.
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