School times are set largely for the convenience of parents and teachers -- not students. Will mom and dad now have to worry about how to shuffle their kids to and from school at odd times?
Daylight savings time essentially disrupts our body's natural tracking of dawn, throwing us out of synch with the environment. This could have long-term ill effects on health.
It doesn't take a genius to know that being tired makes us cranky, grumpy, and emotional. Blame your foul mood on a lack of sleep first, and the brain second.
Can statins trigger poor sleep, which then sets the stage for gaining weight, becoming obese, perhaps dealing with sleep apnea on top of all that weight, and a higher risk for heart troubles?
We may choose to stay up late and cut back on sleep, but that doesn't mean our bodies won't suffer. I think we'll see more sleep-deprived people as we continue to test our physical limits.
Women who sleep five hours or less a day when their babies are six months old are three times more likely than more rested mothers to have kept the extra weight on at the one-year mark.