Skip to comments.Could daylight saving time increase your risk of stroke?
Posted on 03/01/2016 5:39:04 AM PST by BenLurkin
Dr. Teshamae Monteith, an assistant professor of clinical neurology and director of the headache program under the general neurology division at the University of Miami, said that although the overall risk found in the study is small, it is still significant.
"Stroke is a major health problem resulting in high rates of disability," she told CBS News. "Understanding the timing of stroke onset is critical, because acute stroke management depends on receiving treatments within a relatively short window."
A 2014 study published in the journal Open Heart found that setting clocks ahead one hour in the spring was also associated with short-term risk of heart attack.
It's important to note that both studies show an association -- not a cause-and-effect relationship -- and do not look into the potential mechanisms for the link. But experts have some theories.
"The circadian rhythm influences numerous bodily functions including metabolic, physiologic, and behavioral changes," Monteith said. "Although confirmatory studies are needed, I believe this study supports the link between circadian rhythms and vascular events."
Ruuskanen pointed out that other studies have shown that disruption of the circadian clock due to other reasons, such as a rotating shift work, and fragmented sleep are also associated with an increased risk of stroke.
"What is common in these situations is the disturbed sleep cycle, while the immediate mechanisms for the increased risk remain unknown at the moment," he said.
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Thank goodness we do not participate in this madness here in Arizona!
Statistics have shown that there are MANY more car accidents in the days following the switch. Thanks congress for your "wisdom" once again.
I suppose the incidence of stroke and heart attack is less in Arizona, then.
Oh please. Correlation does not prove causation.
I have had neither during the ten years I have lived here.
How about moving it a half hour and leaving it be.
For myself, I’d rather not see DST at all. Post DST analysis of energy savings show no benefit.
“Noon” is when the sun is at its highest point in the sky during a particular day. Not having DST keeps it that way year round.
But, I guess, some folks didn’t like the common definition of “noon” just like others didn’t like the common definition of “marriage” so changed it.
I doubt it, but changing the clocks is stupid.
True, but when there are decades of correlation with out exception then we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the possibility of causation.
I hate it. It throws off the entire family for several days-even the little ones. Tempers are short and no one is productive.
Another study could/should be done, to show how many more people get outside and exercise, due to having more daylight in normal “after work” hours, with DST.
I’m with you. Isn’t this something we all could “compromise” on? That is a *prized* position in this country, isn’t it?
For cry-eye, do the Alaskan’s set their clocks around when they have the midnight sun? If it’s light out, stay out, you don’t need a frickin’ clock to determine that for you.
Tell me this study is not funded by a government grant.
madness in Arizona
Keep electing McCain?
I love daylight savings time, and I’ve never had a stroke. A miracle, no doubt.
Tell me this study wasn’t funded by a government grant.
Having more “daylight” — and sun — in the evening is not a benefit here in Arizona. Which perhaps explains why AZ doesn’t have DST.
Haven’t we had enough of Ben Franklin’s practical joke by now?
I hate daylight savings time! I’m already dreading losing that hour.
While I was in the USAF I had several years of working what we called “NORAD Crew Rotation”. Four “swing” shifts, 1530-2330, followed by four “mid” shifts, 2330-0730, followed by four day shifts, 0730-1530. Then we got 3 days off. Rinse, lather, repeat...
I hated it. Especially mids.
In Woomera, Australia, Australian civilians and RAAF airmen did crew duty with us. They had a great way of going from one switch to the next. The last swing shift, we’d go out into the desert and drink and chunder until dawn. The last mid shift we’d go to Spud’s Roadhouse* in Pimba and drink and chunder unitl the day shift went home at 3:30 PM... The last day shift, well, I went to Adelaide to look for girls. Woomera had girls behind every tree. Problem was—no trees!
*Spuds Murphy had a combined restaurant, hotel, grocery store, pet store, feed store, wool shearing station, filling station, petting zoo, animal and natural wonders museum, and, of course a full Aussie bar with everyone getting shouts for everyone else ;-).
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