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Lawmakers in NY looking to abolish daylight saving time

Posted: 6:44 PM, Oct 30, 2018
Updated: 2019-10-30 17:55:58-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Remember to set your clocks back ahead of Sunday, it's the end of day light saving. But New York lawmakers are looking to make a change to that soon, like Arizona and Hawaii, lawmakers are looking to get rid of daylight saving time.

Studies show that when we spring forward, car accidents, suicide and heart attacks increase by over 20 percent. 

"No I can't see any reason why we need to change the clocks, from a biologic stand point we're better off staying on the same cycle," Marc Frost, sleep physician at Dent Neurologic, said. 

Sleep coach, Soda Kuczkowski, owner of Start With Sleep on Hertel Avenue, says to start Wednesday in your preparation for the clocks moving backwards by falling asleep 15 minutes later each night.

"So by the end of that 4 days we've reached that hour time and our body has acclimated to the change in time," Kuczkowski says.

Assemblyman Angelo Morinello introduced a bill to eliminate Daylight Saving back in March of 2019. But at this point in time it looks like no action has been taken.

To check out the bill, click here.  

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