Daylight Saving Time Is Good For Sleep But May Be Bad For Your Brain
Researchers found setting the clock back for winter led to a spike in depression for some people.By Lindsey Pulse | November 4, 2016
Getting an extra hour of sleep may sound nice, but the benefits of the end of daylight saving time might not go much further than that.
Scientists have known for quite some time that changing clocks in March can lead to an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks. But there wasn't a lot of concrete evidence that showed the transition back could have adverse effects — until now.
Looking at data from psychiatric hospitals in Denmark, researchers found that rates of depression jumped 11 percent when people set their clocks back to standard time for the winter.