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Why Congress is moving forward from turning the clocks forward

Losing an hour of sleep once a year may seem worth it once you get around to the extra hour of sunlight in the evening (or not worth it, if you are a morning person). But even Congress is tired of being tired — the Senate just passed a bill (unanimously!) to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in 2023.

How did this one issue attract so much attention and agreement? Because playing with our sleep twice a year has consequences, on our bodies and society as a whole, says UC Berkeley sleep researcher Eti Ben Simon.

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