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Daylight saving time could cause drowsy driving, jet lag-related symptoms

Daylight saving time brings more light, but the first weeks tend to have people feeling tired

News 12 Staff

Mar 11, 2022, 11:58 PM

Updated 832 days ago

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Daylight saving time is coming, but people are wondering if we really need to move the clocks twice a year
Daylight saving time brings more light, but the first weeks tend to have people feeling tired.
"It's great that it's light out longer, but it takes like a week to catch up on that one hour of sleep you miss...," says Huntington resident Lauren Emr.
Medicals experts say it's normal for people to feel tired after daylight saving time and that it's like jet lag while returning from being out of town
"Your body is used to doing things at certain times of the day and it may take you a little time to adjust," says Dr. Adam Berman, associate chair of emergency medicine of Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
Daylight saving time is believed to be the cause of drowsy driving, which doctors compared to drunk driving.
Drowsy driving was listed as a contributing factor on over 4,500 police crash reports in 2021.
Experts say people should pull over if they are feeling drowsy and call someone to pick them up.
Some people say the best way to avoid issues created by daylight saving time is to just get rid of it


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