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BecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseSomeone could argue:HoweverBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseWe should keepDaylight Saving Time1.3Should we get rid of Daylight Saving Time?1.1DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:1) Are you more of a morning person or an evening person, and how doesthat affect the way you feel about Daylight Saving Time?2) Does Daylight Saving Time make sense economically? Why or why not?3) To what extent does Daylight Saving Time help or harm theenvironment?We should get rid ofDaylight Saving Time1.4Daylight Saving Timeis bad for people'shealth2.4Daylight Saving Timeprobably contributesto seasonal affectivedisorder (aka SAD)3.7According to TheAtlantic, "Researchhas also shown thatDST, and shifts andthe rupturing of sleeppatterns is also linkedto myocardialinfarctions (a.k.aheart-attacks), caraccidents, andmedical equipmentmalfunctions."3.8“Light is the mostpowerful regulator ofour internal clock,also known as ourcircadian rhythm, andsome people may noteven adjust to thetime change afterseveral months,” saysAnita Shelgikar, aprofessor of sleepmedicine andneurology3.9There is mountingevidence that "socialjet lag" has serioushealth effects,including short sleepduration, increasedmetabolic disorders,cardiovascularproblems, mooddisorders and evenreduced lifeexpectancy andincreased risk ofcancer3.10We should notperpetuate practicesthat are bad forpeople's health2.5Daylight Saving Time(supposedly) savesenergy2.6The energy savingsprovided by DaylightSaving Time areminimal, and it mayactually cause extraenergy expenditure3.11When daylight timebegins in spring,people are oftenwaking up during thecoldest, darkest partof the day, andturning up heat tostay warm4.2During long eveninghours in the summer,people tended tocrank up the A.C.,leading to overallhigher energy use4.3Amidst the climatecrisis, we shouldmaintain policies thatsave energy2.7Most Americans donot like switchingback and forth twice ayear2.8DST may harm theeconomy2.9DST decreasesproductivity3.12DST wastes moneydue to adjustmentsfor time change3.13The Air TransportAssociation estimatedthat time schedulereorganization fromDST cost $147 million4.4Daylight Saving Timeleads to moredaylight in theevening in the springand summer months2.1Longer evenings inthe spring andsummer months aregood for people'shealth and well-being2.2Longer hours ofdaylight enablepeople to engage inoutdoor recreationafter work3.1Darkness in theevening is associatedwith both largernumbers of fatal caraccidents and higherlevels of crime thandarkness in themorning3.2According to onestudy, the DaylightSaving spring shift ledto a 7% decrease inrobberies3.3Daylight Saving Timeis good for theeconomy2.3Longer hours ofdaylight promotemore retail sales3.4The golf industry posited that oneadditional hour of daylight throughDaylight Saving Time contributed to$200 to $400 million increasedprofits due to extended hours oflight4.1Increased retail salesstimulate theeconomy3.5A report from the JPMorgan ChaseInstitute found thatconsumers spend0.9% more at theonset of DaylightTime3.6BACKGROUND:Every November, most Americans enjoy an extra hour ofsleep as our clocks "fall back" an hour, but on the other handthe sun now sets before most people are even done workingfor the day.Our society's practice of switching clocks back and forth isassociated with all kinds of negative public health outcomes,such as increased heart problems, mood disorders, and caraccidents. Is it worth it?1.2

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