It’s hard to believe, but about a third of the population of planet Earth (and in the recent past, half of it) is participating in a global experiment, which some scientists call one of the deadliest in the world, without consent or information.
There will be no disclosed data here; everything is available online at various scientific sources. It’s just that this data is suppressed for someone’s benefit. So, literally in three words this phenomenon is ‘modern sleep research’.
“The most terrible social experiment” as called in his book by Mat Walker, a recognized legend of the scientific world in the study of sleep.
Energy saving watch
The concept of daylight saving time was first introduced during World War I by Germany and France, and then by other countries, for the sole purpose of saving energy. Electricity was in short supply, and moving the clocks forward an hour in the spring made it possible to enjoy natural daylight for longer.
Germany in April 1916 became the first country in Europe to use the idea of summer time to save coal. Great Britain and most of the Allies soon followed suit, Russia and some other countries in 1917, and the United States in 1918.
At the same time, “natural” or zone time, that is, standard for a particular territory, is the time that is now commonly called “winter”.
After the war, daylight saving time was abolished in Europe, but since the 1970s the mechanism has been revived in many European countries, in part due to the oil crisis and related arguments to save energy. EU-wide provisions for daylight saving time were first introduced in 1980.
But now the main argument that gave rise to “daylight saving time” simply doesn’t work.
Diode or energy-saving lamps are used for lighting, and its share in the overall balance of electricity consumption has become insignificant, and energy savings due to switching switches are generally vanishingly small.
Proponents of changing the clocks pose a question like “why do we need sunrise at 4 am in the summer – it would be better if the evening twilight begins later.”
Sleep for health
Sleep is the main guarantee of a quality life. During certain stages of sleep, our brains are more active than when we are awake, and some scientists even say that we may be awake in order to sleep, rather than sleeping in order to be awake.
Science continues to study the mechanisms of sleep, but despite tremendous progress, we are still only looking at the tip of the iceberg. And even using high-tech MRI machines and other scientific achievements, no one has yet, for example, been able to comprehensively explain the phenomenon of dreams.
Therefore, some things are still too complex and incomprehensible to us. However, scientists didn’t even have to prove the importance of sleep for physical health and the harmful effects of its absenteeism. Such an experiment on their own people was already organized by the governments of countries such as the USA, Canada, Brazil, almost all European countries, and in the past, Russia.
An although all this seems like nonsense, scientific data confirmed quite the opposite.
The largest and most certainly the most disastrous experiment, which annually claims lives, is called daylight saving time. And you won’t believe the statistics!
The first independent scientific research was carried out in the USA in the late 1950s, and in Germany in the early 1960s. And scientists began to study the influence of seasonal adjustment of clock hands on human health, the level of road safety, labor productivity, and so on in the late 1980s, when this phenomenon was already in full use in many countries around the world.
Scientists from the University of Helsinki talk about the negative impact of this phenomenon due to changes in sleep time on night owls diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases. In 2007 Scientists from the German universities of Groningen and Ludwig Maximilian analyzed the rhythm of life of 55 thousand people who lived in a time zone where the clocks were switched to daylight saving time. As a result, the authors came to the conclusion that the human body continues to live according to the old time, and does not switch to a new one.
At the same time, the need to wake up earlier in the morning negatively affects the functioning of the body as a whole. German scientists from the Institute of Medical Psychology in Munich studied the issue of balance between a person’s internal biological clock and real time.
Chronobiologist Till Rennenberg conducted a special study, the results of which showed that moving the hands can cause fatigue and exacerbation of various chronic diseases. This can also negatively affect the performance of an employee who does not have time to adapt normally to temporary changes, resulting in low productivity and inefficiency at work.
The main danger of switching to daylight saving time is the risk of heart attacks. Do you want to try to guess offhand how much their number is increasing?
While analyzing historical data, scientists came to dismal results: the number of heart attacks on this day increases by twenty-four percent! And not surprisingly, when the clocks are set back to normal time in the fall and people get an extra hour of sleep, heart attack statistics drop by exactly the same percentage.
That’s how important just one hour of sleep is for a person. You don’t need to be a neuroscientist, just imagine how people lived 400 years ago, adapting exclusively to nature, that’s what you need to do. Evolution has been adapting us to the surrounding conditions for so many years, but we have ruined everything with telephones and flashlights for 200 years, and now we are suffering.
The most destructive thing for health is to disturb the natural sleep pattern. The most beneficial sleep is from 22:00 to 04:00. And the Internet and television were created to violate it, having as a result, nervous exhaustion, depression and a lot of illnesses.
Study on the number of heart attacks on clock change days – Janszky I, Ljung R. Shifts to and from Daylight Saving Time and Incidence of Myocardial Infarction. The New England Journal of Medicine, 2008.
Consequences of disruption of circadian rhythms associated with the transition to daylight saving time. Kantermann T, Juda M, Merrow M, Roenneberg T. The Human Circadian Clock’s Seasonal Adjustment Is Disrupted by Daylight Saving Time. Current Biology, 2007.