Why Should We Abolish Daylight Saving Time?
Till Roenneberg, Anna Wirz-Justice, Debra J Skene, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Kenneth P Wright, Derk-Jan Dijk, Phyllis Zee, Michael R Gorman, Eva C Winnebeck, Elizabeth B Klerman
Journal of Biological Rhythms | Published : 2019
Local and national governments around the world are currently considering the elimination of the annual switch to and from Daylight Saving Time (DST). As an international organization of scientists dedicated to studying circadian and other biological rhythms, the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR) engaged experts in the field to write a Position Paper on the consequences of choosing to live on DST or Standard Time (ST). The authors take the position that, based on comparisons of large populations living in DST or ST or on western versus eastern edges of time zones, the advantages of permanent ST outweigh switching to DST annually or permanently. Four peer reviewers provided ex..View full abstract