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Spring forward? No, says AASM

September 3, 2020HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is calling for the elimination of daylight saving time, saying it would improve public health and safety. In a position statement, the AASM supports a switch to permanent standard time, stating it more closely aligns with the daily rhythms of the body's internal clock. The annual “spring forward” to daylight saving time leads to increased risks of car accidents, cardiovascular events and mood disturbances. “Permanent, year-round...

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Spring forward may be backward step, says AASM

February 19, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DARIEN, Ill. - More than half of Americans (55%) report feeling tired after the spring daylight saving time transition, according to a new study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.This year's “spring forward” takes place March 8. Other studies show additional negative impacts. One study, published on cell.com, shows that fatal accidents increase by 6%, with the highest risk in the morning, and that locations further west in a time zone are more affected.According to the AASM...

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