biological clock http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Daylight Saving Time: More Trouble Than It's Worth? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/daylight-saving-time-more-trouble-its-worth <p>If you’re feeling tired due to the daylight savings shift, you’re not alone. One researcher at Washington University says the time change may cause more problems than it solves.</p><p></p><p>Erik Herzog studies the biological clocks of mammals. He says several studies have shown that&nbsp;daylight saving is hard on us humans, especially the “spring ahead.”&nbsp;Effects like sleep deprivation result in increased traffic accidents for three days after the time change.</p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 34272 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Daylight Saving Time: More Trouble Than It's Worth? The Battle Between Your Body Clock And The Mechanical Clock http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/battle-between-your-body-clock-and-mechanical-clock <p>It's not easy to adjust to a new time zone or work schedule. Our body has a natural sleep/wake cycle and disruptions to it can lead to more than just feeling tired or exhausted.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:18:50 +0000 Camille Phillips & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 29025 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Battle Between Your Body Clock And The Mechanical Clock