Clock change is behind the times
Once again we are approaching that dreaded time of year when we have to adjust our clocks and watches. I have yet to hear a convincing argument to justify this inconvenience, which land son Sunday, Nov .4 this autumn, especially because of the potentially serious impact on our biological clocks every six months.
In a recent issue of National Geographic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that “even small adjustments in sleep can be problematic. The Monday after a daylight saving time change in the U.S ., there’ s a 24 percent increase in heart attacks, compared with other Mon days, and a jump in fatal car crashes too .”
Most of the world outside North America does not observe the seasonal clock changes, including China,
Japan, India, most of South America and Africa and, as of October 2019, all countries in the European Union. To its credit, Saskatchewan( with the exception of a couple of border municipalities) does not turn clocks back an hour in autumn. When will the res tofus be granted relief from these unnecessary and unhealthy disruptions to our already stressful lives? Nelson Perry, Cornwall, Ont.