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Research shows spring forward change bad for us

By Allan Dearing Mar 10, 2023 | 6:16 AM

Daylight Saving Time returns early Sunday morning to most of Canada which means we will move our clocks forward an hour.

While the time change will give us more daylight in the evenings, extensive research has shown it is bad for our bodies.

Researcher Dr. Mike Antle said the spring forward change puts our circadian clocks out of whack.

“In the week following the change, we generally see an increased rate of car accidents or on the job accidents along with more heart attacks and strokes,” noted Antle.

“Think about the last time you had a bad night’s sleep and you’re kind of groggy the next day. But you go to bed early the next night, you get a good night’s sleep and you feel better. However with the spring forward time change, you feel out of time for about three weeks.”

Antle has been researching time changes for years and notes how Standard Time – not Daylight Saving Time – is the best choice for everyone.


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