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9 Reasons Why Daylight Savings Time is the Worst

There's actual scientific evidence to back up the constant drag you feel after the time change but it's not only our bodies that suffer...

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    Sleep -- A study in Neuroscience Letters found when people were transitioning schedules after DST, the quality of their sleep decreased and they slept an average of an hour less per night.

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    Productivity -- A 2012 report in the Journal of Applied Psychology said that there is consequently a loss of productivity and an increase in "cyberloafing," an activity where people aimlessly browse the internet instead of working.

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    Heart Attacks -- The first week of DST in spring, there's a spike in heart attacks according to The American Journal of Cardiology because losing an hour of sleep increases stress and provides less recovery time overnight.

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    Work Accidents -- According to a study of miners in 2009 from The Journal of Applied Psychology, accidents at work happen more often and are more severe after "springing forward."

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    Car Accidents -- Groggy people driving in the dark the Monday morning after DST starts are more prone to car crashes.

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    Suicides -- A study in 2008 in the Journal Sleep and Biological Rhythms found an increased number of suicides during the first weeks after DST.

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    Night Owl -- Bad news for night owls: a 2009 study in the journal called Sleep Medicine says it can take up to three weeks to adjust to sleep schedule changes as compared to only a couple days for morning people.

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    Cognitive Testing -- A 2011 study in the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics found that students in countries where DST occurred had SAT score that were 2% lower than those students who don't observe DST.

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    The Economy -- An index from 2013 in Chmura Economics & Analytics suggests that the estimated total cost of all of the above losses in health effects and productivity could be costing the U.S. $434 million. Other calculations bring that number up to $2 billion just by adding the 10 minutes twice a year that it takes every person in the U.S. to change all their clocks. (If you calculate 10 minutes per household instead of per person, this opportunity cost is reduced to $1 billion.)

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