It’s that time of year again when we spring forward and set our clocks ahead one hour. Whether we should continue to change our clocks twice per year is an ongoing topic of debate, and legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to make daylight saving time permanent. Here to give more insight on the science of clock change and discuss the debate over daylight saving time and standard time is Karin Johnson, MD.
Dr. Johnson is a professor of neurology at UMass Chan School of Medicine-Baystate and medical director of the Baystate Health Regional Sleep Program in Springfield, Massachusetts. She is vice president of Save Standard Time, a volunteer nonprofit advocating for permanent standard time. She is also a member of the AASM Advocacy Committee and sleep section chair of the American Academy of Neurology.