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Sleep Research Society position statement supports adoption of permanent standard time

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Sleep Research Society position statement supports adoption of permanent standard time Sleep Research Society position statement supports adoption of permanent standard time

Sleep Research Society position statement supports adoption of permanent standard time






With the annual change from daylight saving time to standard time approaching on Sunday, Nov. 6, a new position statement from the Sleep Research Society is advocating for the elimination of daylight saving time and the adoption of permanent standard time. The position statement was published online Sept. 26 as an advance article in the journal Sleep.Research shows that daylight saving time causes acute sleep loss and chronic circadian misalignment as the timing of natural light becomes desynchronized from normal physiological processes, resulting in dysregulation of melatonin and cortisol. Disruption of these hormones contributes to stress, altered metabolism and inflammation. This circadian misalignment would occur year-round if daylight saving time were to become permanent.?From a health standpoint, the bulk of evidence supports abolishing our current spring transition to daylight saving time and adopting permanent standard time,? said position statement author Dr. Beth Malow, professor of neurology and pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Sleep Division in Nashville, Tennessee. ?Daylight saving time is associated with increased risks of sleep loss, circadian misalignment, and adverse health consequences.?Daylight saving time shifts daylight into the early evening. In exchange, it extends darkness later in the morning, especially in the winter months, in northern regions, and in the western edges of time zones.By increasing l...
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Publication date: 02-11-2022 16:06
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