It’s that time of year again, you know, when you “spring forward”… Daylight Saving Time as it is officially known, occurs each spring.  Clocks are moved forward one hour.  Like a thief in the night, this practices steals one hour of our coveted sleep on the night which it occurs. 

The practice of moving the clocks ahead dates back to World War I, when it was institued in the United States.  The principle initiallly was to save on energy consumption for war production.  In 2005, the Energy Policy Act was established, and extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks.  This Act was founded with the  hopes an estimated 10,000 barrels of oil would be saved each day through reduced use of power by businesses during daylight hours.  Unfortunately, there is little supporting research or analysis that has been able to measure the reduction of energy consumption during Daylight Saving Time.

Today, many are against the practice of Daylight Saving Time.  They see no real benefit to moving the clocks ahead one hour each spring nor moving it back one hour during the fall.  Many find the practice an inconvenience and unwanted disruption in their lives.

What do you believe? 

Whether you are for or against Daylight Saving Time, the sad reality is that we lost an hour of sleep last night… I don’t know about you, but I sure am tired, so I bid you farewell as I try to regain that which was lost… sweet dreams!

 

By: CJ Ramsaran

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