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 ...


Sleep, health, and the changing of the clock

The nation has spoken. With the Sunshine Protection Act passing unanimously through the U.S. Senate and now making its way to the House, it's clear that the United States of America does not believe that changing clocks twice ...


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 ...


Why daylight saving time is unhealthy: A neurologist explains

As people in the U.S. prepare to turn their clocks ahead one hour in mid-March, I find myself bracing for the annual ritual of media stories about the disruptions to daily routines caused by switching from standard time to ...


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.

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