Body Clock All Messed Up Because of DST?

Geri K

Active Member
More heart attacks
Being tired can decrease productivity, concentration and general well-being. Several studies also link DST to increased risk of heart attacks, road accidents and sleep problems:
  • A Swedish study in 2008 found that the risk of having a heart attack increases in the first three days after switching to DST
  • Similarly, the risk decreases after setting the time back to Standard Time in the fall.
  • Traffic accidents increase on the Monday following the start of DST. Tired drivers is the main reason.
Interesting facts about Daylight Savings Time of which I was unaware of. I do know after the change, it is hard on the body for me in general.