For Moving Daylight Saving Time
When we turned our clocks forward one hour earlier Sunday morning to mark the start of Daylight Saving Time, it was with more than a little anxiety. We're well-versed in the all-too-real risks of getting too little sleep, and yes, that one lost hour can make a difference.
To start, that's one hour less on top of not very much sleep to begin with. According to the National Sleep Foundation's recent Sleep in America poll, American adults average about six hours and 51 minutes of sleep every night. Sure, that's only nine minutes shy of the seven to nine hours experts recommend -- until you make an hour disappear Sunday morning.
On top of that, even though it will only take most people a couple of days to adjust to the newly-brightened evenings, those first few days can spell trouble. On the Monday after the time switch, the number of car crashes increases, as does the number of fatal, alcohol-related accidents. Heart attacks become more common during the next few days, as do injuries in the workplace, not to mention that workers in general are less productive and more likely to waste time perusing the Internet.
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