Is This the End of Daylights Saving?

It’s that time of year when everyone is thrown off from daylight savings. Recently, a bill to end daylight savings in the United States was introduced into the Senate. This is not a new idea, in fact, a growing list of states (including Arizona and Hawaii) are no longer participating in daylight savings. 

People want to end daylight savings not just because it’s annoying, but because it has lasting health effectsThere have been many studies down to show the affects switching time has on physical and mental health. One study found that in the 5 days after daylight savings, there is a 6% increase in fatal car crashes. Another study conducted in Europe revealed a 3% increase in deaths. The risk of having a stroke or heart attack is also increased in the days following daylight savings.  

Daylight savings affects people’s lives in many different ways. The gaining and loosing of a hour messes with people’s heads and schedules.  Ultimately, the question is: does daylight savings do good or is it an outdated system that needs to end?