Risking Your Brain and Body to Spring Ahead on Daylight Savings Time — Daily Quote

Jo Hawk

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Daylight Savings Time should be packaged with a Freebie Monday. I’m not a morning person, and even on an ordinary day, hauling my still sleeping body from my comfy warm bed is a Herculean task. Asking me to move an hour earlier, and trying to mislead me by stating the clock reads the same time, is just cruel. It turns out it may be bad for our health and our brains.

A recent article from UT Southwestern Medical Center states, “desynchronization of our body clocks has been linked to increased health risks such as depression, obesity, heart attack, cancer, and even car accidents. Changes in daily patterns can trigger stress in our brains and cause sleep deprivation, disorientation, and memory loss. It can also lead to difficulties with learning, social interactions, and overall cognitive function.”

I raise my hand and attest to feeling sleep-deprived and disoriented. I am laying my…

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