Daylight-saving time is literally killing us — but at least we’ll get a little extra sleep this Sunday

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Daylight-saving time is a killer.

The annual ritual in which we “gain” an hour of evening light in the summertime by pushing the clocks forward, and then descend into darker evenings by pushing the clocks backward in the fall may seem like a harmless shift.

But every year on the Monday after the springtime switch, hospitals report a 24% spike in heart-attack visits around the US.

Just a coincidence? Probably not. Doctors see an opposite trend each fall: The day after we turn back the clocks, heart attack visits drop 21% as many people enjoy a little extra

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