March 6, 2009

Daylight Savings Time

One of the biggest reasons we change our clocks to Daylight Saving Time (DST) is that it reportedly saves electricity. Newer studies are being done to see if that long-held reason is true.

Adjusting the Clock-shifts Affect Risk Of Heart Attack

Adjusting the clocks to summer time on the last Sunday in March increases the risk of myocardial infarction in the following week. In return, putting the clocks back in the autumn reduces the risk, albeit to a lesser extent, according to research in the New England Journal of Medicine.

So, why do we bother to switch the time back and forth every year if it even has a fraction of truth that it could cause a heart attack??????? dah!

Some states do not even change their clocks so what gives???????????????


  1. just stopping by to say hi. have a good weekend.

  2. I'd never heard that before. I know I do feel out of sorts and really don't adjust again til we set the clocks back. We don't have much choice in the matter either.
    Hope they do re-evaluate it.

  3. I canNOT stand changing the clocks! messes me up every time. I'd wish they just set them and leave it alone!!!~kbear

  4. That is funny (strange). As a neophite I could never understand the advantages to a time change. We have been in at least one state when the time changed and they didn't. I can't even remember which it was, maybe Arizona. I don't know if it affects health or not, it sure is aggravating to me.
    Well it was, since I am retired I really don't care for myself.
    Jack (Informative entry)

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  6. Indiana USED to be one of the states that didn't change, but we recently made the leap. It's no big deal to me, but I hate it that we're on Eastern time where we're at, and my parents, just one county away, are on Central! I suck at time zones, and whenever we plan something on the phone, I always have to confirm by asking, "What time is it there? It's 3 o'clock here." Mom says, "Let's's 2 o'clock here." It's so irritating!

    Hugs, Beth

  7. so now that it's gonna be dark an extra hour in the am instead of the pm, i use the same electricity in the am that i used to use in the savings there.


  8. I think it's just one more thing someone with time on their hands to waste, came up with to drive us insane. (Hugs)Indigo

  9. Jack69, Arizona does not change the clocks. I am only there a few weeks out of the year but I am always asking everyone what time it is when I call out of state. There is one town that I saw that lets it residents do as the wish.Some change their clock others do not. All that is required is that each business has it clearly posted what time they are using. I believe it was a farming community and they felt that since the animals didn't follow the clocks they wouldn't either.

  10. The first thing I noticed this morning was that all my clocks didn't gibe with the TV programs. Then I noticed the computer clock was automatically adjusted.

    The rest will have to be done by Manual Labor and I'll ask him to do it when he finishes the lawn.


  11. I had a British roommate in college who refused to adjust his watch or alarm clock. He considered it improper and would rather recalculate every day