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How Do You Feel About Daylight Saving Time?

Here we are, three weeks early, saving daylight. Ladies, the clock changes at 2am Sunday; that's one hour ahead, as we're springing forward.

We gain an hour of daylight in the evening, of course, but lose that hour of sleep. This means it's going to be dark in the mornings, too, which will have real consequences for people who suffer from SAD. Morning light definitely matters for them.

Springing forward, losing sleep, later light: Love it or hate it, ladies?


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vmruby vmruby 10 years
I love it...........
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
I don't like losing the hour, but I love getting it back when Daylight savings is over :)
lecky1217 lecky1217 10 years
i like the fact that it gets darker later but i'm missing the sleep. no wonder i feel so sleepy.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Here is the background on it with no mention of a nut in Minnesota "Saving daylight was first mentioned in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin in a humorous letter[2] urging Parisians to save money by getting up earlier to use morning sunlight, thereby burning fewer candles in the evening. Franklin did not mention daylight saving time—he did not propose that clock time be changed. His letter was in the spirit of his earlier proverb "Early to bed and early to rise / Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."[3] William Willett Memorial Sundial, always on DST William Willett Memorial Sundial, always on DST DST was first proposed in 1907 by William Willett.[4] An avid golfer, he disliked cutting short his round at dusk. The proposal attracted many eminent supporters, including Balfour, Churchill, Lloyd George, and MacDonald. Edward VII also favored DST and had already been using it at Sandringham. However, Prime Minister Asquith opposed the proposal and after many hearings it was narrowly defeated in a Parliament committee vote in 1909. Willett's allies introduced new DST bills every year from 1911 through 1914, to no avail. DST was first enacted by a national government by Germany during World War I, starting April 30, 1916. The United Kingdom soon followed suit, first observing it on May 21, 1916. On June 17, 1917, Newfoundland became the first North American jurisdiction to adopt DST with the Daylight Saving Act of 1917. On March 19, 1918, the U.S. Congress established DST from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October. The wartime measure, however, proved unpopular among farmers, and Congress repealed it in 1919. Woodrow Wilson, another avid golfer, vetoed the repeal twice but his second veto was overridden."
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Daylight Savings Time if I remember correctly came around one of the world wars (I think WWI). By giving people more light during the day they conserved on things like Kerosene which was needed during the war. It was all about conservation. Personally I love having more light during the day. I have classes at 6pm and its nice to go and not be in the dark
iheartfooty iheartfooty 10 years
I'm used to it in the UK......why is it early this time round it is primarily for the northern countries for the short days in the winter, it is dark about 3-4pm here in Scotland
Marci Marci 10 years
I like it when Daylight Savings starts, and I like it when it ends. Starting it two weeks earlier doesn't bother me. It doesn't affect me either way.
Dream-Angel Dream-Angel 10 years
It's gonna happen in two weeks anyway so I guess I didn't care one way or another.
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
I like having the extra light at night, but my boyfriend has a half hour commute to work in the mornings and he prefers it when it's light out then. I can see his point, it's hard to feel chipper in the morning when you're driving to work in the dark.
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 10 years
Masqueraded,part of this is due to some nut from Michigan. I'm not mentioning names or the political party he's from !!!!!!!
Deba Deba 10 years
When its 9:00 p.m. and you can still see the sun, it depressed me so much because after a long day at work I wanna go to bed but I cant do it because I still see the sun and makes me feel like its too early... uuggghhh
kendalheart kendalheart 10 years
I dont like that loss of an hour but I do like having more light!! It gets so depressing when i leave for work and it's dark and I get home and it's dark, it makes me happy knowing spring is almost here!
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 10 years
I think this is so bogus, changing the times of Daylight Savings. What was wrong with changing it at the same time each year? Who came up with this bogus Daylight Savings Time thing anyway? I want my hour of sleep back!
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