This Sunday, most americans clock their watches for an hour to indicate the start of daylight saving time. Yes, we gain another hour of valuable sunlight, but the time change is also associated with an increase in various health problems – including heart attacks.
According to a BMJ study, hospitals reported 24 percent of heart attack cases on Monday after the one-hour time adjustment. They also reported a 21 percent reduction in heart attacks on Tuesday after the time adjustment in the fall. The data was collected between March 2010 and September 201
In 2014, study author Dr. Amneet Sandhu's findings Reuters (19459005) and pointed out that heart attacks often occur on Monday morning at the beginning of a day new work week – no matter what season.
"With the time change, this is all slept one hour less," Sandhu said at the time of the outlet, adding, "Our study suggests that sudden, even small changes in sleep could be detrimental.  Matthew Walker, sleep expert and author of How We Sleep said Business Insider that the human body is simply not built for this type of time adjustments.
"So fragile and vulnerable is your body for just one hour of sleep," Walker said.
Heart attacks do not seem to be the only illness that seems to be affected by the summer time. IFL Science reported that the transition to summer time is associated with road accidents workplace injuries bad mood and decreased efficiency. Business Insider pointed out Further research shows that people also suffer more frequently from a stroke and the saving of daylight may even lead to an increase in suicides .
According to a report in In the American Economic Journal people who are able to sleep by switching to summer time are likely to sleep 40 minutes, but they may not get the worst of it , Night shift worker, declared Business Insider is paid only seven hours of work instead of the eight they actually work, according to the Federal Law .