Daylight Savings Time 2016 To Begin Sunday: What Time Spring Forward Starts
Daylight saving time is here once again. It is going to begin this coming Sunday, and there is again enthusiasm and anxiety among people. It happens almost every time the Daylight saving time begins or ends.
People struggle to keep their schedules intact despite the confusion that it creates. Many people believe that this whole procedure of changing time, moving it forward and then backward takes a toll on their health.
It may be true to a large extent. Something that should have been discarded long time ago continues to haunt us despite the fact that we are a lot better off. We donâ€™t have any scarcity of electricity and the need to conserve it is no longer needed.
Many studies have made it clear that this moving time forward or backward is detrimental for health. Nonetheless government is yet to be impressed upon and be convinced that we have come out of the World War electricity scarcity that had prompted the change of time in the first place.
A latest study also corroborates this fact. The study found that the overall rate for stroke was 8% higher in the two days after daylight saving time. Cancer victims were 25% more likely to have a stroke during that time, and people older than 65 were 20% more likely to have a stroke. The study said that compared the rate of stroke in more than 3,000 people hospitalized the week after a daylight saving time shift to the rate of stroke in more than 11,000 people hospitalized two weeks before or after the week of transition. This is pretty serious.
Dr. Jori Ruuskanen the author of the study says, “Stroke risk is highest in the morning hoursâ€¦Previous studies have also shown that the disruption of the circadian clock due to other reasons (e.g. due to rotating shift work) and sleep fragmentation are associated with an increased risk of stroke. However, we did not know whether stroke risk is affected by DST transitions. What is common in these situations is the disturbed sleep cycle, while the immediate mechanisms for the increased risk are unknown at the momentâ€. Ruuskanen is associated with University of Turku.
This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13, 2016. The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m