Episode 59: AASM's Push to End Daylight Saving Time


Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you an exclusive interview with Seema Khosla, MD, FCCP, FAASM. [LISTEN TIME: 29 minutes]

Seema Khosla, MD, FCCP, FAASM, medical director, North Dakota Center for Sleep

Seema Khosla, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Episode 59 of the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments® podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 59, "AASM's Push to End Daylight Saving Time," features an exclusive interview with Seema Khosla, MD, FCCP, FAASM, medical director, North Dakota Center for Sleep. She shared her insight into the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's ongoing initiative to switch to a fixed standard time year-round, as well as offered her perspective on the current state of care for sleep disorders.1,2

The stories highlighted in this episode's Neurology News Minute can be found here:


1:30 – AASM's position statement on daylight saving time

3:15 – The impact of daylight saving time on circadian rhythm

5:30 – Patient education on sleep and daylight saving

6:40 – What can be learned from similar attempts to address sleep issues

10:00 – Evidence in favor of fixed-standard time

11:45 – Neurology News Minute

14:50 – The state of sleep in the US

19:15 – Physicians' relationship with sleep education

23:20 – Importance of World Sleep Day and awareness

25:30 – Advice for inquiring about patient sleep

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1. Rishi MA, Ahmed O, Perez JHB, et al. Daylight saving time: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020;16(10):1781-1784. doi:10.5664/jcsm.8780
2. AASM calls for end of seasonal time changes ahead of “springing forward”. News release. AASM. March 9, 2022. Accessed March 10, 2022. https://aasm.org/aasm-calls-for-end-of-seasonal-time-changes-ahead-of-springing-forward/
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