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daylight savings time | seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal Effects on Sleep in Autumn and Winter

By: AAST Associate Editor
November 4th, 2021

We know that as the days get shorter, we tend to sleep longer — and that the tendency to sleep longer in autumn and winter is only exacerbated for those of us with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). However, there are some sleep benefits we experience when leaving the summer months behind such as the return to standard time, a decrease in air pollution and lower temperatures, all of which can help our bodies fall asleep.

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Grumpy Old Man and Daylight Savings Time

By: Richard Rosenberg, PhD
March 7th, 2017

Not a big fan of Arizona. Went to APSS when it was in Phoenix years ago and the soles of my shoes melted because the sidewalk was so hot. I kinda like the grumpy old “mavericky” senator sometimes. And maybe the airplane graveyard outside of Tucson. And the food. And the cacti are cool. OK, maybe I like it more than I thought. The best reason for liking Arizona may be that they do not go along with this Daylight Savings Time (DST) business. Good for them.

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