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Old 03-02-2018, 09:27 PM
 
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https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/he...rt-attack-risk

The number of heart attacks rises the Monday after daylight saving time, a Michigan Medicine study found. Interrupted sleep may be the culprit.


Time to finally quit this madness. End DST
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:13 PM
 
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I want to bump this thread, because I believe that circadian rhythm disruption is a large player in a lot of diseases and symptoms we see today.

Sleep is absolutely vital. There's a reason nature wants us to go into a coma 8 hours a night. We'd be foolish to mess with it.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Go to bed an hour earlier.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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Go to bed an hour earlier.
End DST
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:12 PM
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If there are more heart attacks, it's because people have a weird adversity to changing clocks. Maybe it's better that they die off. It should be getting their attention that they have deep-seated issues.

OhioGirl has it right. If you go to bed earlier, you end up with the same amount of sleep. I always do the time change early in the evening, and get on the new schedule right away. Then, at my normal sleep time, I'm ready to go, and will get the same amount of sleep as normal. This isn't rocket science.

It's not DST that's at fault; it's lack of planning by people, and pointless griping.

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Old 03-08-2018, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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There are 25 hours in the calendar day on which the clocks are set back. So a four percent increase in any random events would be expected on that day. On the day the clocks get set ahead, there are only 23 hours, and I bet fewer deaths.
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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you know what? I think this is BULL all in caps!!!!!!
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:05 PM
 
Location: flyover country
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I was trying to figure out how to change the clock on my car stereo, and my blood pressure spiked. Am I at risk?
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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If there are more heart attacks, it's because people have a weird adversity to changing clocks. Maybe it's better that they die off. It should be getting their attention that they have deep-seated issues.

OhioGirl has it right. If you go to bed earlier, you end up with the same amount of sleep. I always do the time change early in the evening, and get on the new schedule right away. Then, at my normal sleep time, I'm ready to go, and will get the same amount of sleep as normal. This isn't rocket science.

It's not DST that's at fault; it's lack of planning by people, and pointless griping.
Presumably the bold is just a joke, but still.

It really is hard to adjust one's sleep cycle, and it's harder to change one's wake-up time than go-to-bed time. IOW, if you go to bed late, for you, you'll probably still wake up at your regular time.

I wish they'd do the time change on a Friday to Saturday, to give people the whole weekend to adjust.

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There are 25 hours in the calendar day on which the clocks are set back. So a four percent increase in any random events would be expected on that day. On the day the clocks get set ahead, there are only 23 hours, and I bet fewer deaths.
I suggest you read the article. At one hospital in Michigan, heart attacks went from an average of 31 on an average Monday to 39 on the Monday after time change to DST. That is an increase of about 25%, and it's the day after the time change, not the day of.

The article does go on to say "After all, “most heart attacks happen in those who smoke or have risk factors that are not controlled,” says Michigan Medicine cardiologist Hitinder Gurm, M.D. “Quitting smoking would be the most effective strategy for heart attack prevention."
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Old 03-11-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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I love it staying light later. Walking after dinner, going to night time events, and a happier sense of well being are the reasons. If we are going to stay at one time which I wish we would, for me it would be daylight savings time, not standard time.
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