A common myth about Daylight Saving Time is that farmers advocated for the implementation of the practice, but in reality, the shift gave them less time to get their crops to market. In fact, Daylight Saving Time was originally implemented during WWI in hopes of saving energy.
Today, many specialists agree the cost of the practice could outweigh the benefit. The bi-annual time change is known to cause sleep deprivation and disrupt circadian rhythms. As a result, the practice causes a toll on mental health, a greater risk for cardiovascular conditions and an increase in traffic/workplace accidents the following day.
– Ashlyn Kloda, The Atlanta 100