The hour time shift of daylight saving is regularly touted as an energy saver. For me personally, it feels more like an energy suck. Waking up in the dark this week has been particularly difficult, and trying to get my girls to bed when the sun is still out hasn't been a walk in the park either. I have been relying on a second cup of coffee and admit I have skipped a few morning workouts, but this loss of an hour can have more sleep consequences. The sudden shift in time has been shown to disrupt sleep patterns and create restlessness as well as shorter sleeping duration. A few studies have linked the time shift caused by daylight saving to increased incidences of heart attacks and even suicide, although more research is needed on these grave side effects.
All that being said, I know a few people that love having an extra hour of daylight at the end of their work day. So I am curious about you . . .