A Body Clock Perspective on Daylight Savings Time

A Body Clock Perspective on Daylight Savings Time

As most individuals are aware, there is ongoing controversy over continuing the Daylight Savings Time (DST) policy generally in place in the United States and implemented in various overseas countries.  This question is most pertinent to those residing in temperate zones around the globe. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has issued online a position statement on DST (Rishi, M.A., Ahmed, O., Perez, B.H.J., Berneking, M., Dombrowsky, J., Flynn-Evans, E.E.,… Gurubhagavatula, I. (August 26, 2020) Daylight saving time: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement).  They advocate for discontinuing DST. General application of DST, in which the clocks are