Turning back the clock 1 hour takes a serious toll on your mental health
.... Daylight saving time should be a permanent, year-round phenomenon. ... we should simply leave the hour hand where it is and pledge to never fiddle with it again.
.... linked to an increase in crime .... linked to disrupted sleep patterns, increased heart attack risk, and an uptick in fatal car accidents. .... jump in depression diagnoses around this time of year.
.... policymakers could help out all of us simply by abolishing the shift to standard time and making daylight saving time year-round.
China only has one time zone, even though the width of the country is more than the mainland U.S. When I was in Shanghai last week, the sun was out at proper hours, but people on the west end of the country are going to work and school in the middle of the night, and are going to bed when maybe they should be going to lunch.
My grandfather, who died in 1984, refused to conform to DST. He always talked about XX hour, "... by the sun". If I understand that right: 6 months a year, he was off by 1 hour. The other half, he was off by 2.
No idea how he managed in everyday life: he was a mailman & ran a "pop & mom" store.
[DST was brought to France by the nazis in 1940, so I suspect that this was the reason of my grandfather's refusal to conform to that change.]
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