The Science Behind Changing the Clocks

We are set to “spring forward” this weekend – setting the clock one hour ahead at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. Daylight Savings Time will result in a lost hour of your Sunday, but we gain an extra hour of daylight – a well-received boost from the shortened days of winter.

However, is Daylight Savings harmful to our health? Jessie Ferrell, Ph.D., assistant professor of Integrative Medical Sciences, has been working with a team of researchers to understand how Daylight Savings Time impacts our circadian rhythms, physical and mental health, and more with a series of nine short videos.



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