Q&A: Should we go back to year-round standard time?

This spring, the time change will take place overnight, March 9-10, 2024, specifically on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 2 a.m. The clocks will advance by 1 hour to switch to Eastern Daylight Time (summertime).


Short-sighted children may suffer from disrupted sleep

Near-sightedness or myopia is projected to affect half of the world's population by 2050, and it's on the rise among children who increasingly spend time indoors away from sunlight and on screens.

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Circadian rhythm

A circadian rhythm is a roughly-24-hour cycle in the biochemical, physiological or behavioral processes of living entities, including plants, animals, fungi and cyanobacteria (see bacterial circadian rhythms). The term "circadian", coined by Franz Halberg, comes from the Latin circa, "around," and diem or dies, "day", meaning literally "approximately one day." The formal study of biological temporal rhythms such as daily, tidal, weekly, seasonal, and annual rhythms, is called chronobiology.

Circadian rhythms are endogenously generated, and can be entrained by external cues, called Zeitgebers, the primary one of which is daylight. These rhythms allow organisms to anticipate and prepare for precise and regular environmental changes.

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