Psychology & Psychiatry

The effects of dynamic light on our state of mind

When we recently put our clocks forward for daylight saving time, we lost one hour of sleep and the mornings became darker again. This change of light disrupts our biological clock for a few days. But how does that work with ...


Experts urge reconsideration of 'standard' for time-keeping

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on March 15 that would make daylight savings time permanent. It was approved by consent—and some are framing this procedural move as an "end run," as many senators said they were surprised ...


How to start preparing for Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time offers extra sunlight for longer spring and summer evenings, but a sleep expert at Baylor College of Medicine says it is not always the best transition for our internal clock.


Time to retire daylight saving time, urges researcher

Change is upon us once again. Come the first Sunday of November, we will gain an hour of morning sunlight. The one-hour adjustment to the clock on the wall may not sound dramatic. But our biological clock begs to differ.


Q&A: Sleep challenges with daylight saving time

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I always struggle with daylight saving time, both in the spring when we turn clocks ahead and in the fall when we lose an hour. Is there anything I can do to limit the effects of the time change on my mind ...

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