STAR REMINDER: SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK...

November 5, 2016

Daylight Saving Time Ends at 1am Sunday morning.  We get an extra hour of sleep!  What will you be doing with the extra hour?- a Rasmussen Report survey reveals that just 33% of people think Daylight Saving Time is worth the hassle. 48% of people say clock-changing is not worthwhile.


- A Better Sleep Council survey found that 61% of people feel the effects of DST the Monday after resetting their clocks


- A University of Alabama-Birmingham survey reveals an increase of 10% in the risk of a heart attack on the Monday and Tuesday after Daylight Saving Time begins and a decrease of 10% when it ends


- A Stanford study reveals there is a significant increase in fatal traffic accidents the Sunday after a time change


- A Michigan State University study reveals that when we 'fall back', and daylight saving time ends, we only gain 12 minutes of sleep and not one hour. In the spring, when that hour is taken away, people lose an average of 40 minutes of sleep


- Fire Prevention experts say people should use the end of daylight saving time to change the batteries in their smoke alarms this Sunday.

A survey by Mattress Firm reveals that 82% of people feel tired, groggy and irritable while adjusting to the time change. Other findings:

- 50% of people need eight or more hours of sleep per night to feel well rested

- 20% of people are sleeping on a mattress that is nine years or older