More Ammunition To Keep Daylight Saving – Sunshine Leads to Friskiness
The mental tug-of-war over whether or not to keep Daylight Saving time is very real inside my head.
I feel like most people who start their workday in the very early hours will agree that during the summer months, it's nice to be able to see the sunrise and have longers hours to enjoy being outdoors after work rather than in the winter when we drive into work when it's dark and drive home from work, also when it's dark.
On the other hand, I think most parents of small children will agree when I say that the winter months are glorious because children who are unable to tell time willfully agree to go to bed earlier when we tell them to if it's dark outside and thanks to things getting dark earlier in the winter, our kids are tucked in sooner, giving us more time to get done what we need to without little people underfoot.
But, what about adults? What is the benefit to keeping Daylight Saving Time for adults other than not driving to and from work in the dark? Is there even one?
According to the University of Tel Aviv, there is. Researchers discovered that there's a link between sunlight and passion. As in, the adult time kind of passion. The more sunlight a person was exposed to, the stronger the feelings of passion they had.
In their report, Professor Carmit Levy at the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine explained, "It has been known for many years now that ultraviolet radiation from sunlight increases testosterone levels in males...our study enabled a better understanding of this mechanism."
If it seems you and/or your partner feels a bit more frisky in the summer months than in the winter months, now you know why.