Tuesday Feb 07, 2023

SRS PODCAST (#9): SRS Position Statement on Clock Change and Permanent Standard Time in the United States (w/ Dr. Beth Malow)

Episode Summary:

In this month’s episode Jesse Cook, MS (Host) sits down with Dr. Beth Malow, PhD to discuss their recently published paper in the journal SLEEP that serves as a position statement for the Sleep Research Society on the current debate surrounding clock change and adoption of either permanent standard time or daylight saving time. Here is a link to the article.


(00:00) - Introduction

(00:55) - Topic Orientation 

(05:49) - Brief Biography on Dr. Beth Malow

(07:00) - Beginning of Guest Interview 

(10:00) - Dr. Malow’s Journey into Sleep Research 

(19:50) - Keyword Association! 

(29:43) - 10,000 Foot View of the clock change and standard time/daylight saving time

(37:30) - The history of the clock change

(46:00) - Morning light versus evening light

(50:30) - Economic and health benefits of light exposure

(54:35) -  Exercise and daylight saving time/standard time

(57:00) -  Daylight saving time in different regions

(1:06:14) - Thank you and Acknowledgments

(1:07:33) - Outro 

Relevant Links and Social Media:

1) Link to Paper: It is time to abolish the clock change and adopt permanent standard time in the United States: a Sleep Research Society position statement

2) Dr. Beth Malow’s Twitter Handle: @BethAnnMalow

3) The Art of Communicating Science (Dr. Malow’s Ted Talk)

4) Save Standard Time

5) American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position and Education on Daylight Saving Time

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