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Seen At 11: Daylight Saving Time Can Be A Danger To Your Health
newyork cbslocal.com ^ | Kristine Johnson, | Kristine Johnson,

Posted on 03/09/2014 8:10:34 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Daylight Saving Time may have serious health implications for some, making it a difficult, even potentially dangerous change, CBS 2′s Kristine Johnson reported. “It affects my sleep, my whole life schedule. I get crazy,” said Shayla Edwards. “Our body has a natural circadian rhythm which is almost an internal clock that regulates our 24-hour cycle. It regulates our sleep-wake cycle and that can be disturbed fairly easily,” said neuro-psychiatrist Dr. Julia Samton.

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I hate it immensely.

Permanent jet lag for over a week. mmm mmm

1 posted on 03/09/2014 8:10:34 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

.....Yet put in place to save energy and cut down on crime.


2 posted on 03/09/2014 8:14:25 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I am disturbed fairly easily.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 8:15:06 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: MeshugeMikey
Then just keep Daylight Savings Time permanent. Forget about Standard Time.

That will keep more daylight at the end of the day, where we need it. Dark morning, we can deal with.

4 posted on 03/09/2014 8:15:38 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Amen!!!


5 posted on 03/09/2014 8:16:51 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: bunkerhill7

The gradual process of the lengthening of the days....works well as is.

Those who choose to “experience” more sunlight hours need only adjust their schedules...and not maintain that we should all adjust our lives for their benefit.

being in touch with the “natural” world in which we live has its upsides...

relating to an artificial time for dawn and dusk is certainly not one of them.

Operating on Standard time year round is going on the ballot here in CA


6 posted on 03/09/2014 8:21:22 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Probably should start some marches .... say like the “March Against DST”. Have children skip classes and march around the school for the “March Against DST”. Start fund raising and convert the hordes of global warming zealots to start organizing and propaganda campaigns. Yes America, rise up against the tyranny of time.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 8:21:44 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (WWP and Paralyed Veterans Assoc. doing the work the U.S. Veterans Administration won't do!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Put in a 5000K light in your bed lamp. Turn it on in the morning while you still feel sleepy!

The bright white light will bring you awake within a short while. Great for early morning fatigue.


8 posted on 03/09/2014 8:22:27 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Having taken many long east/west flights in my day and,as a result,having experienced serious jet lag in my day I can guarantee that a 1 hour clock change twice a year will,at worst,cause very minor difficulty for a day or two.
9 posted on 03/09/2014 8:24:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: SamAdams76
Then just keep Daylight Savings Time permanent. Forget about Standard Time. What is "Standard" about the time that is kept for four months plus one week of the year?
10 posted on 03/09/2014 8:24:41 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“California shall recognize Standard TIme “

My California ballot initiative,,,,measure at ths point.

No need for demonstrations

The global warming crazies LOVE the “EXTRA” sun....


11 posted on 03/09/2014 8:25:06 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“California shall recognize Standard TIme “

My California ballot initiative,,,,measure at ths point.

No need for demonstrations

The global warming crazies LOVE the “EXTRA” sun....


12 posted on 03/09/2014 8:25:06 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

minor difficulty for a day or two for some...not so minor for many others.

thats the point here.

no one forces me to fly to Australia and suffer the consequences.


13 posted on 03/09/2014 8:26:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Of course! More solar energy is available! /s;)


14 posted on 03/09/2014 8:29:45 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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“There have been studies that have shown there are more workplace accidents, more driving accidents after the switch to Daylight Saving Time. There’s even studies that show there are more heart attacks right..."

That's a no-brainer. Having to get up and go to work or about your business when it's pitch dark and you're still groggy will make accidents more likely.

15 posted on 03/09/2014 8:30:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: MeshugeMikey

“I hate it immensely”. As I, also, hate it immensely. Neighbors mow lawns 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Noise during our wind down relax hours is irritating. The peace of darkness after 9:00 PM.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 8:32:28 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: SamAdams76
Then just keep Daylight Savings Time permanent. Forget about Standard Time.

That will keep more daylight at the end of the day, where we need it. Dark morning, we can deal with.

They tried year-round daylight savings time back in 1974, at the height of the Arab oil embargo. The dark mornings proved problematic, particularly when a school bus ran over some kids at a bus stop, an accident blamed, at least in part, on the darkness.

17 posted on 03/09/2014 8:34:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Id forgotten the 70’s...almost entirely,,

thank you


18 posted on 03/09/2014 8:36:24 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I agree. Not only does it upset your equilibrium and give you jet lag for at least a week or three, but all that added daylight also causes cows to go dry and corn to burn in the field. AND it is a major contributor to global warming. Just too much daylight.
19 posted on 03/09/2014 8:38:07 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Frank_2001
I think we should all be Allowed The FREEDOM to call O Dark Thirty Whatever We Choose to call it... In Our Own Personal Realities...

we each have our onw Truth...and should also be able to have our OWN TIMEZONES

Princess Tree Hugger.. Berserkly California!

20 posted on 03/09/2014 8:39:23 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Inconvenient ATT

Anthropogenic Time Tampering


21 posted on 03/09/2014 8:40:10 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MeshugeMikey
...not so minor for many others.

Would you explain to me the physiology behind an otherwise healthy person being anything more than slightly inconvenienced by a one hour clock change?

Of course I can understand how a psychologically...or even neurologically...impaired person being serious affected.

22 posted on 03/09/2014 8:42:58 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: MeshugeMikey

How about a month each time change. Although sleeping later is easier.

And what about the kiddos? And the idiots in the public school system do the state standardized testing at the same time as the time change.


23 posted on 03/09/2014 8:45:18 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Gay State Conservative

Different strokes as they say


24 posted on 03/09/2014 8:45:41 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: dhs12345

the natural progression of earth in our orbit around the sun takes care of that very nicely as it is...day by day nearly imperceptibly..as was planned by a civic planner far wiser than any of us.


25 posted on 03/09/2014 8:47:50 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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Different strokes as they say

So,IOW,we're talking psychology here rather than physiology,right?

26 posted on 03/09/2014 8:48:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Definitely hard to adjust. Thrown me way off already.


27 posted on 03/09/2014 8:49:34 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: MeshugeMikey

“Operating on Standard time year round is going on the ballot here in CA”

We will be voting against it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 03/09/2014 8:50:14 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Gay State Conservative

physiology is to one extent or another in charge of perception

is psychology is the study of perception than perhaps it could be at play.

its very possible that people ALL have slightly different levels of perceptual acuity when it comes to stuff in the “natural” world.

What makes a master violinist...Psychology or Physiology?


30 posted on 03/09/2014 8:55:17 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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***an internal clock that regulates our 24-hour cycle.**

I have read that it regulates a 25 hour cycle, not 24. I spent 32 years working in a plant as a reverse 8 hour rotating shift worker. It was hell. When it went to a forward 8 hour rotating shift, much better. When they changed from an 8 hour rotating shift to a 12 hour rotating shift I decided to bail out as I would not be alive today if I had stayed.


31 posted on 03/09/2014 8:57:45 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Sleep isn’t the only problem. Meal times change too. The Spring forward time change: we are eating when we aren’t hungry. The stomach and digestive system are not ready for a meal.

As for sleep, it takes me a month to adjust. I know this because, if I don’t set my alarm. I wake up exactly one hour later. Or the other direction, I wake up one hour earlier. I usually fall back to sleep but that extra hour is broken up and might not count towards sleep time.


32 posted on 03/09/2014 8:58:42 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: MeshugeMikey

It doesn’t bother me now that I don’t have to get up. But I do need to re-set my clock.


33 posted on 03/09/2014 8:59:55 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SamAdams76

Agreed!


34 posted on 03/09/2014 8:59:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

In my late teens I worked in a office at a different shift each week.

they though it was fair,

I could have sworn is was most UNATURAL and completely insane!

I left after three months of that..

We werent blessed with an internal clock to learn how to abuse that gift.

The natural progression of daylight.and darkness....worked well for thousands of years.


35 posted on 03/09/2014 9:02:30 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Nonsense.

A one hour time change at the start or end of DST will impact a person’s health as much as driving across the Alabama-Georgia state line and having to adjust your watch.


36 posted on 03/09/2014 9:03:09 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: VerySadAmerican

My Computer resets the time automatically...my phone...same thing

My watch on the other hand does need adjustment.

How does Arizona get along so well with “daylight saving” time?


37 posted on 03/09/2014 9:06:06 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Oliviaforever

speak for yourself


38 posted on 03/09/2014 9:06:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
It isn't the number of hours of sleep but the contiguous hours of sleep that counts. The longer time is required to reach the deeper levels of sleep.

A time change will truncate the sleep cycle with the Spring forward being the worst. This sleep debt from each night accumulates while the person adjusts. Sometimes getting too much sleep and then not enough until steady state is reached and the circadian clock is completely reset.

The person may also try to compensate with extra stimulants like caffeine or sleeping pills.

39 posted on 03/09/2014 9:10:21 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: SamAdams76

I don’t even care which way they do it.

JUST STOP CHANGING THE FREAKING CLOCKS TWICE A YEAR!

Everyone HATES it.


40 posted on 03/09/2014 9:14:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Biggirl

SO move the clock up and leave it there.

Too much?

Move it up 1/2 hour and leave it.


41 posted on 03/09/2014 9:14:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I. HATE. IT.

And everyone I’ve ever talked to about it HATES IT.

Leave the freaking clocks alone.


42 posted on 03/09/2014 9:16:32 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MeshugeMikey

as was planned by a civic planner far wiser than any of us.


Yes.


43 posted on 03/09/2014 9:17:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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“A time change will truncate the sleep cycle with the Spring forward being the worst.”

The internal clock always knows what time it is.

I should need even More Caffeine...or SLEEPING PILLS so someone else they can “;experience” more” daylight at their convenience ?

ah... no


44 posted on 03/09/2014 9:17:16 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: little jeremiah

Amen.

Man has no idea how very MUCH he chooses to Play God..


45 posted on 03/09/2014 9:18:10 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“Spring Forward,” like the start of Spring Training, the Dayton 500 and the Masters, is another cherished landmark on the road to Summer.


46 posted on 03/09/2014 9:18:11 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

ahahahaha Hallmark..when you care enough to send...whatever.

All Seasons are what they are..and were intended as such

By and large we’re just so stinking spoiled these day.


47 posted on 03/09/2014 9:20:13 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

All the natural laws are there already. We need to adjust ourselves to the laws, not try to create new ones. Invariably have been effects sooner or later.


48 posted on 03/09/2014 9:20:29 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

unforeseen consequences..remain unforeseen until damage has been done.

leave diversity....for cable TV...fifteen hundred channels of mostly dreck and counting


49 posted on 03/09/2014 9:24:37 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I had a TV about 2 years in my adult life. Once for 6 months when Mount St. Helens erupted, and once during the Clinton hearings. Even then I barely watched anything. I’ve always hated TV. Even when I was a kid I barely watched, but that was the old days.... much more interesting to read, play games, or play outside especially.


50 posted on 03/09/2014 9:30:46 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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