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Daylight Savings Time Can Affect Your Mood


Daylight saving time is the practice of advancing clocks forward one hour during the summer months to maximize daylight. The concept was created by George Hudson in 1895 through the United States and Europe did not adopt daylight saving time until the 1970’s energy crisis.

This shift can affect your circadian rhythm of entrainment to the daily light-night cycle by impairing melatonin production. Melatonin, if you recall, is the hormone your body produces from the pineal gland which regulates sleep and wakefulness. Like ‘jet lag’ daylight savings time can leave you feeling groggy.

The added hour of sunlight has its own health benefits. Socially, longer daylight hours allow you to enjoy more outdoor recreational activities. Your mood, can brighten as your skin is more sun-kissed. Your body, converts UV rays from the sun into Vitamin D that promotes bone and enamel growth. Your mental health, the added sun can also check depression that may happen from the limited daylight in the winter months.

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