OHIO — Daylight saving time ends this year at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
It will begin again in the spring, on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Some medical experts are seeking to raise awareness about the impact of the time changes on our health.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends eliminating daylight saving time, saying there is considerable evidence of the negative consequences on our physical and mental well-being.
The AASM said studies have shown an increase in car accidents during the week following the change to daylight saving time and an increase in patient-safety-related incidents involving human error.
Additionally, AASM points to an increased risk of stroke and hospital admissions due to the transition.
Dr. Anne Marie Morse is an AASM member, a pediatric neurologist and a sleep specialist.
She is also an associate professor at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Morse shared insight with Spectrum News 1, regarding the biannual time change and guidance for managing the switch.