Chase Rice took to Twitter yesterday evening to air his grievances with daylight savings. Rice feels that daylight savings is a cause for depression. He reiterates that if anything happened in 2020, putting an end to time change was probably a good move.
Rice tweeted out, complaining that it gets dark out too quickly now. 2020 has not been the best year for many, so why not try to help make people feel a little more comfortable?
The country music star, former Tar Heel football player, and member of “Survivor” echoes what a lot of people think. As a matter of fact, there are two states in the U.S. that don’t observe daylight savings. Those states are Arizona and Hawai’i.
As per LiveScience, there are countless bills put forth by states to try and redact daylight savings. For example, “In 2018, Florida’s Senate and House passed legislation called the Sunshine Protection Act that would ask the U.S. Congress to exempt the state from the federal 1966 Uniform Time Act”.
Night owls, like Rice, feel that it dampens the spirit of people in the evenings. Darkness is often associated with depression. Actor and comedian, Jimmy Tatro reiterated Rice’s feeling on the time change.
Chase Rice Is Against Daylight Savings, Others are For It
However, there are lots of mixed feelings towards daylight savings time. Vice President hopeful, Kamala Harris shared via Twitter that she loves it being light out earlier.
Albeit a constant source of debate, there are numerous studies on the effects of time change on mental health. Rice is onto something with his comments. As a study from Psychology Today reports, “falling back to gain one hour of daylight in the autumn months causes reductions in sleep and increases rates of cardiac issues, stroke, cortisol production, and vehicular accidents.” The article further states that northern latitudes are more susceptible to falling into depression.
Although the study points these facts out, they say that our bodies adjust to adequately cope with the time difference. Given that Rice feels this way, perhaps he will propose new legislature on the time change.