Friday, March 09, 2007

I Hate Daylight Saving Time

As far as I know, there are no studies to prove that DST saves significant energy, or, for that matter, any energy at all. Yet we have to go through this every year. Stop the madness!

LiveScience.com - How to Survive the First Morning of Daylight Saving Time: "

Your head and body are in for a spin on Sunday morning, when clocks shift forward an hour in the earliest-ever calendar start of Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Here are some tips to keep the grogginess to a minimum and ease your body into the new “time zone,” according to the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center.

* A few days before Daylight Saving kicks in, hit the sack a little earlier each night. Even 15 minutes earlier for three days can make a difference.

* Also, set your alarm clock for 15 minutes earlier successively for each of the three days before DST.

* Make sure to set your clock one hour forward before going to bed this Saturday, not the next day. Sleeping in on Sunday will only cause problems down the line. Experts say to wake up at your normal time."

3 comments:

JD Rhoades said...

I've never had any problems adjusting. And I love the extra hour of daylight-it gives me a chance to get outside some after work.

Benjie said...

How doew the sun know to give the extra hour of daylight during DST?

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

As someone who normally hits the sack at 8 p.m. in order to get up at 3:30 a.m. for work, I prefer darkness to come earlier, so I'm agin' it.