Dr. Raj Dasgupta, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, believes that daylight saving does more harm than good.
“When we talk about the benefits, people are thinking that any type of retail or activities involving sunlight would benefit from this,” Dasgupta says. He believes that the detriments of sleep deprivation outweigh the health benefits of getting more sunlight.
“When you’re sleep deprived you have poor attention and poor decision making—the opposite of what we thought,” Dasgupta says. “When you say the words “daylight saving,” it’s a topic that will always have its critics and advocates.”