***PLEASE SIGN to KEEP DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME YEAR-ROUND FOR THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA***
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We would like to KEEP Daylight Savings Time Year-Round, to enjoy more sunshine in our life, more productivity in our days and more hours to safely shop without the worry of what may be lurking in the dark!
It’s proven fact that customers feel more comfortable shopping in the daylight hours. Businesses generate more revenue with the extended daylight hour. Productivity rises and there is less mischief, theft and overall accidents during the extended hour of “spring forward”. It is our desire to keep Daylight Savings Time year-round to make better use of daylight and to conserve more energy.
Researchers of the American Academy of Neurology have found that a person is more likely to have a heart attack or stroke during the first two days after DST transitioning (2016). Cardiology research has also showed evidence of increased heart attacks due to DST transitioning.
DST transitioning disrupts sleeping circadian cycles which impact alertness. Research has shown a clear link between workplace injuries and DST transitioning.
"We therefore conclude that schedule changes, such as those involved in switches to and from Daylight Saving Time, place employees in clear and present danger. Such changes put employees in a position in which they are more likely to be injured—these injuries being especially severe, and perhaps resulting in death. It is not often that management and applied psychology researchers can highlight effects that can lead to death, but our research points in that direction. These findings beg for immediate attention given to employee schedules, sleep, and safety, because, as this study reveals, DST transitioning disrupts sleep pattern and puts lives at danger. Students in schools also have reported many problems transitioning to and from the Daylight Savings Time.
DST gives customers more time to spend money, while feeling more secure than at night. There is no reason why it can't be kept year round. This way people won't have "jet lag" issues.
American Academy of Neurology. (2016, February 29).
Čulić, V. (2013). Daylight saving time transitions and acute myocardial infarction. Chronobiology International, 30(5), 662-668. doi:10.3109/07420528.2013.775144
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