Springing Forward Could Harm Your Health

Real Estate Agent with Sims & Company 01385503

   Spring Forward  Is the extra hour of light in the evening good for you?

     Does shifting our internal clocks twice a year affect us?



Sleep deprivation



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.


Car accident in Mexico


  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 Wiltedof 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. 



sat scores

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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Comments (6)

Bill & Cyndi Daves
Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond! - Hiawassee, GA
TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains!

Another good reason to just sleep in an extra hour!

Mar 12, 2011 11:07 AM
Tiffany Jacobs
Re/Max Regency - Manassas, VA

The life as a realtor certainly allows us sometime to sleep in.  8hrs of rest is a must for a ladys beauty :)

Mar 12, 2011 11:08 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Yep....I love it..


Mar 12, 2011 11:10 AM
Ronald S. Accornero
OC Signature Properties - Villa Park, CA

You could be right about the health issue, but I like the longer days!

Mar 12, 2011 11:34 AM
Michele Myers
Prudential Homesale Services Group - Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg/Hershey Realtor

Funny blog.  I was just getting used to the extra hour earned last fall . . . now I have to give it back.  Oh well, I am one hour closer to my open house tomorrow!

Mar 12, 2011 12:02 PM
Sherry Peckhoon Sim
Sims & Company - Cayucos, CA
Broker/Owner, Covering the Beautiful Central Coast

Hi Bill & Cindi - I am with you.

Hi Tiffany - you said it's best. I don't get enough sleep so for me, the extra hour helps.

Hi Ginger - thanks for sharing.

Hi Ronald - it's so bright on the Central Coast today, so those extra longer sunny days are welcome too!

Hi Michele - Me too. I better remember to set my clock, otherwise I'll be an hour late for my open house tomorrow.

Thanks all for visiting:-)

Mar 12, 2011 12:31 PM