Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Daylight Savings Time Is Trying to Kill You

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Don’t let it!

* The number of serious heart attacks jumps 6% to 10% on the first three workdays after the start of daylight saving time, according to a 2008 Swedish study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

* Men are more likely to commit suicide during the first few weeks of daylight saving time than they are during the rest of the year, according to a 2008 Australian study in the journal Sleep and Biological Rhythms.

* The number of traffic accidents in the U.S. spikes on the Monday after the clocks move forward, researchers reported in the journal Sleep Medicine in 2001. Canadian researchers have pegged the increase there at 8%, according to a 1996 study in the New England Journal. In Sweden, it jumps by 11%, according to a 2000 study in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention.

Via Gawker.

Written by gerrycanavan

March 14, 2010 at 12:15 am

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