Studies Show Daylight Saving Time Has Real Health Effects

March 11, 2018 - 3:51 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There have been several studies looking at the health implications of Daylight Saving Time.

As 1010 WINS Medical Expert Dr. Brian McDonough reported, the most famous is a Swedish study that showed there is an increased risk of heart attack in the first three days after we turn the clocks forward.

There is also an overwhelming sense of fatigue, which can lead to an increased number of automobile accidents, and also an increased number of workplace injuries.

Social media has told us there are objective findings as well.

Most people who have been polled on the subject say they feel more fatigued in the days after Daylight Saving Time.

In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which mandated six months of standard time and six of daylight saving. Since then, there have been arguments against the practice. Many lament the fact of losing an hour's sleep and want to be rid of Daylight Saving altogether.