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Why Should We Abolish Daylight Saving Time?

Roenneberg, Till, Wirz-Justice, Anna, Skene, Debra J., Ancoli-Israel, Sonia, Wright, Kenneth P., Dijk, Derk-Jan, Zee, Phyllis, Gorman, Michael R., Winnebeck, Eva C. and Klerman, Elizabeth B. (2019) Why Should We Abolish Daylight Saving Time? Journal of Biological Rhythms, 34 (3). pp. 227-230.

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Abstract

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 expert critiques of the initial submission, and the SRBR Executive Board approved the revised manuscript as a Position Paper to help educate the public in their evaluation of current legislative actions to end DST.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Roenneberg, Till
Wirz-Justice, Anna
Skene, Debra J.D.Skene@surrey.ac.uk
Ancoli-Israel, Sonia
Wright, Kenneth P.
Dijk, Derk-JanD.J.Dijk@surrey.ac.uk
Zee, Phyllis
Gorman, Michael R.
Winnebeck, Eva C.
Klerman, Elizabeth B.
Date : 1 June 2019
DOI : 10.1177/0748730419854197
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2019 The Authors
Uncontrolled Keywords : Circadian; DST; Entrainment; Sleep; Health; Light
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 27 Jun 2019 12:01
Last Modified : 27 Jun 2019 12:01
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852166

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