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Daylight savings time is a bad idea.

February 12, 2024

In the night from March 26 to 27, daylight savings time has taken place again. Many people agree that this change of time two times per year is not ideal. But a dreading discussion is ongoing on how to decide this issue. Even on European level this issue is discussed each year. Scientists are clear however: stop the change and choose wintertime/standard time. For many reasons this is better for our health, both mentally as physically and it is harmful if we were to live in permanent daylight savings time.

BioClock leaders Andries Kalsbeek and Joke Meijer wrote an opinion paper in national newspaper Het Parool and explained the effects of permanent daylight savings time. You can read the article here, in Dutch.

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The BioClock Consortium is funded by the NWA-ORC programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO; project number 1292.19.077).