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Daylight Saving Time saves no one

If you’re still recovering from the time change, you’re not alone. Changes to time and routine disrupt our sleep. And, in addition to hurting our physical health, it makes us anxious and antisocial.

“I think sleep is the last frontier in human health,” says Ben Simon, a researcher at the Center for Human Sleep Science. “So far, we managed to understand the basic requirements for life, like oxygen, food and water and why they are critical to our survival. Yet, sleep still remains a mystery. Sleep evolved hand-in-hand with life on earth and we have not found a living organism that can survive without it. It is one of the foundations of life and it’s time we understand this thing called sleep.”

Learn more — and watch a new Fig. 1 video — at the UCnewsroom.

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