American Academy of Sleep Medicine: “It Is Time To Stop Changing The Time Twice Per Year”

AASM Statement On Senate Passage Of Permanent Daylight Saving Time Bill, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 15 March 2022

Data clearly show that the sudden change from standard time to daylight saving time in March is associated with significant public health and safety risks, including increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events, mood disorders, and motor vehicle crashes.

It is time to stop changing the time twice per year. We believe that permanent standard time is the best option for health.

C’mon. It’s time.

(We actually did this once back in 1974. It wasn’t well received. Permanent daylight savings was too dark for children in the morning. We could, though, go to full-time standard instead of daylight savings, as AASM recommends.)

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