<tc>The effects of daylight saving time and how CBD can help</tc>

Today, as every year, Lithuania introduces summer time, setting clocks one hour forward. But how does it affect our health and well-being in the coming week? And how can CBD extract help?

Daylight saving time and cbd oil

We started changing the clocks several hundred years ago. The introduction of daylight saving time (the so-called ‘summer time’) was first proposed by the famous US politician and inventor Benjamin Franklin, back in 1784. He claimed that people wasted daylight hours lying in bed on summer mornings, and turning the clocks forward an hour would give an additional daylight hour in the evening and save electricity.

Members of the British Parliament returned to this idea in the middle of the 20th century. To get more electoral votes, they offered to put this idea in practice and have longer and brighter evenings. Paradoxically, the same Britons proved at the beginning of the 21st century that changing time (especially the introduction of summer time) had a negative effect on people’s health and well-being, employee productivity and school children’s achievements. Time changes affect not only human health, but also the number of road accidents, which increases up to 9% in the first week after the introduction of summer time. People feel more sleepy and tired, causing more accidents during this period.

In 2018, the European Sleep Research Society and the European Biological Rhythms Society presented to the European Commission recommendations on annual clock-time changes. In these recommendations, societies of scientists and doctors unequivocally state that clock-time changes twice a year has a negative effect on people’s health and well-being, and recommend choosing standard (winter) time, which is undoubtedly more beneficial to people’s health.

 CBD oil for sleep

Another important aspect is achievements and work performance. The introduction of daylight saving time significantly reduces the working capacity of adults in the first week. It should also be noted that the progress of school children is noticeably better in the week before the introduction of summer time, and worse after the clock is set forward. In the US, a study was conducted where daylight saving time was introduced in some states, but not in others. In states with daylight saving time, test results were significantly worse.

The introduction of daylight saving time disrupts our biological clock, which can lead to:

  • Lack of sleep and energy;
  • Limited attention span;
  • Disturbed eating habits;
  • Bad mood;
  • Impaired blood circulation;
  • Suppressed immune system;
  • Increased risk of accidents;
  • Impaired assessment of various situations and decision-making.

The good news is that CBD extract can be great for easing the transition to summer time and avoiding negative effects on your health and well-being.

It has long been no secret that CBD extract and the terpenes it contains (link to scientific studies) can help you relax, fall asleep easier and sleep better. This effect is definitely beneficial year-round, but it’s even more important when you want to help your body adjust to daylight saving time more easily and avoid the associated negative effects on your emotional health and well-being.

Here are a few tips to help you fall asleep and get a better night’s sleep:

  • Spend at least 2 hours outside every day;
  • Refrain from caffeine use for 6 hours prior to bedtime;
  • Refrain from heavy food before going to bed;
  • Sleep in a cool and dark room, with no background noise.


CBD extract has been studied for many years for its potential role in alleviating the symptoms of many common medical conditions, including anxiety and neurological disorders. It can also have a beneficial impact on heart and help relieve certain types of pain. Read about how CBD extract can be beneficial and who can benefit from it in this article.