Daylight saving time is back again – amid some controversy.
billhagolan/iStock via Getty Images Plus
Americans are divided on their preference for daylight saving time versus standard time. But research shows that our bodies fare better when aligned with the natural light of standard time.
Less than 30% of teenagers are getting the sleep they need.
Mayur Kakade/Moment via Getty Images
Adolescent biology, early morning classes and too much evening screen time are a few of the key drivers behind teen sleep deprivation.
Some people dread the time change that occurs twice a year – and for good reason.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
Research suggests that permanent daylight saving time would save lives as well as energy and prevent crime.
The time change can make you feel jet-lagged.
Laura Olivas/Moment via Getty Images
Two sleep doctors offer some survival tips to help you adjust to losing that hour of sleep as clocks spring forward into daylight saving time.
Changing clocks twice a year may be more than just a biannual annoyance.
Carol Yepes/Moment via Getty Images
By altering the body’s internal clock, ‘springing forward’ may contribute to an increase in heart attacks and strokes.
The likelihood of hitting a deer is highest during morning and evening twilight.
Patrick Pleul/Picture alliance via Getty Images
Dusk is a dangerous time of day for hitting wildlife on the road, and the one-hour time change means more drivers are out while deer are at their most active and visibility is dropping.
Sleep loss was an issue even before COVID-19.
Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Hulton Archive via Getty Images
Springing forward for daylight saving time will be especially hard this year due to sleep loss from COVID-19. Why does the US keep doing this?
Spending more time in bed and letting your body’s natural rhythms take over could be good for your health.
The time at home from the coronavirus crisis could be an opportunity to let our natural sleep rhythms take over.
Research shows how decision making by investors is affected by the one-hour clock change.
It’s harder for kids to get to sleep when it’s light outside and they’re not as tired.
Daylight saving time starts this weekend, and it can often be the beginning of new dramas getting kids to bed. Here’s how to make the transition a little smoother.
Daylight saving time is an artificial way of adjusting time, but nothing changes when the sun rises and sets.
Humans have natural cycles for when they are active and for when they sleep. Modern work and school schedules interfere with this, and more studies are showing why there’s a possible health risk.
The loss of even an hour of sleep is hard on the body, and kids are particularly vulnerable.
Springing forward onto daylight saving time means Americans will lose an hour of sleep. Two sleep doctors offer some survival tips as you adjust.
The twice-annual time changes affect people similar to the way jet lag does. It’s time to abolish daylight-saving time.
Research shows that daylight-saving time changes do more harm than good. It’s time to abolish the practice.
Changing to daylight saving time can impact our mood, our risk of heart attack and how much exercise we get.
Daylight saving time begins this weekend, which means many of us will get an hour less sleep. But the health effects go beyond sleep – and can last two weeks or more. Here’s what the research says.
Waking an hour earlier on Monday won’t make you much more dangerous.
Overseas research says putting the clock forward hurts the financial markets. But not in Australia, according to a real-world study along the Queensland-NSW border.
Could too much light in the evening affect children’s sleep? Recent research suggests that it could.
A recent study suggested that a chemical responsible for getting the body ready for sleep was suppressed in children by too much evening light. A circadian rhythm expert explains the dangers.
Night owls, or people who have a hard time waking up in the morning, face health risks as a result.
Pity the poor night owls of the world, who already must adjust to a life that doesn’t align with their natural sleep patterns. Now it appears that being a night owl even raises the risk of death.
Sleep affects sex, and sex affects sleep. It’s important to pay attention to both.
Research demonstrates a two-way relationship between sleep problems and sexual problems, as well as between satisfying sex and sound sleep. If you want better sex, you need better sleep.
As many as 70 million Americans may not be getting enough sleep. Men get fewer hours of sleep than women.
Few things seem to matter to our health as much as a good night’s sleep, but fewer and fewer of Americans are getting it. A neurologist explains why sleep is so important.
A New York engineer is wheeled away in December 2013, after a train he was driving crashed. Lack of sleep could have been a factor.
AP Photo/Robert Stolarik
Most Americans dread the time switch to daylight saving time, which results in a loss of an hour’s sleep. The downside is more serious than that – it can lead to workplace injuries and traffic fatalities.