The end of Daylight Saving Time means the US, Europe will set their clocks back an hour in a sort of Groundhog Day trust fall. Next spring, countries will reinstate daylight saving time.

But are we relying on a harmful, outmoded concept? Learn from professionals

The Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 in March, making DST permanent if it becomes law.

Senator Marco Rubio stated that "the call to eliminate the outmoded practise of clock shifting is gaining traction across the nation."

Daylight Saving Time was made permanent in Florida by a decision of the state legislature in 2018, but it cannot take effect until it is also made a federal law.

The act of advancing our clocks in the spring, according to an increasing number of sleep specialists, is detrimental to our health.

The one-hour change upsets physiological rhythms linked to Earth's rotation, fueling the dispute over Daylight Saving Time.

"I'm one of many sleep experts who thinks it's a horrible idea," says Dr. Elizabeth Klerman of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Phyllis Zee explained, "Between March and November, you get less morning light and more evening light, which might throw off your circadian rhythm."

When our internal clocks are off by even one hour, we get "social jet lag." Social jet lag raises the risk of metabolic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.