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Do you think Daylight Savings should be permanently banned?

The end of daylight savings time was on Nov. 3, many sleep scientists and circadian biologists are pushing for a permanent ban because of potential ill effects on human health.

Research shows the time change, specifically the springtime start of daylight saving time, may be harmful, leading to more car accidents, heart attacks in vulnerable people, loss of sleep and other health problems.

In the U.S., daylight saving time runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. It was first established 100 years ago to save energy. Modern-day research has found little or no such cost savings. But many relish the extra evening hours with daylight when it begins as well as the extra hour of sleep when it ends.

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