Falling back or staying put?
Advocates say daylight saving time saves energy and wins wars. But studies show that injuries and illnesses rise when the clocks change. Some states may end the practice; others could make it permanent.
Lighter mornings set off a vital biological chain reaction that sets you up for the day.
Time to get up.
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Gaining a better sense of what genes are involved in regulating circadian clocks could put us on a path to find better treatments and therapies to help people adjust to time shifts.
Spring forward, fall back … why?
Daylight saving time advocates say it conserves energy and wins wars. But studies show that injuries and illnesses rise when we switch the clocks. One solution: staying on DST year-round.
Catch those z’s.
The clocks going back hold the tantalising promise of an extra hour in bed. But the modern attitude towards that champion of indolence, the sloth, shows that sloth is still very much a deadly sin.
Researchers have noted a spike in workplace injuries and road accidents as we set the clocks forward.
How daylight savings time could be harming us.
Loss of sleep leads to lapses in attention.
South Australia is considering a permanent change of time zone. Of the several changes proposed, the main contender is to align the state to Eastern time.
Adjusting back to standard time is easy for most of us and can happen in one or two days.
Daylight saving time ends this weekend in most states and territories (barring Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory), meaning we’ll turn our clocks back by one hour on Sunday morning…