Losing or gaining an hour may not seem too big of a change for a lot of people. Well, according to an article I just read, it actually is kind of a big deal for health reasons. Daylight saving time can jolt the body’s internal body clock, causing a higher risk of sleep disorders, heart attacks, strokes, and miscarriages. Sudden changes in circadian rhythms can affect fertility as well. A 2013 study published in the journal Open Heart,found a 25% increase in the number of heart attacks occurring the day after a spring DST. Fatigue, decreased productivity, and even cluster headaches are also more common.
You can read more about the facts and myths of Daylight saving time HERE.