Time zones are invisible lines across the country but research shows living on the wrong side of one can be hurting your health.
A new study in the “Journal of Health Economics” says the amount of sleep you get is at stake explaining the western side of a time zone can have negative effects on your slumber.
This is because the sun sets later in the day in the west than in the east.
Experts say the sun acts as a biological clock and your body releases melatonin hormones when it sets.
Meaning, people in time zones where the sun sets later are more likely to be sleep deprived.
People in the west also exhibited higher amounts of health issues related to lack of sleep, including obesity and heart attacks.