Saturday, November 02, 2013

11/02 - Day 2 of 30 Days of Gratitude - Bye Bye Daylight Savings Time

I'm always so thankful when we can "fall back" and end the foolishness that is Daylight Savings Time.  I loathe Daylight Savings Time.  My body can never adapt to it.



I found this at Time Magizine website:  "Daylight Saving Time dates back to the good ole’ days when we did everything based on when we had sunlight. It got more serious when Benjamin Franklin decided to be “that guy,” suggesting we all get up earlier to save money on candles. Thanks, Benji. It was a major blow to all the unhappy, unhealthy, and unwise people who love to snooze.

The practice wasn’t formally implemented until World War I, when countries at war started setting their clocks back to save on coal. Daylight Saving was repealed during peacetime, and then revived again during World War II. More than 70 countries currently practice Daylight Saving Time, because they think it saves money on electricity (in the U.S., Arizona and Hawaii have opted out).

But studies show that Daylight Saving Time actually results in a one percent overall increase in residential electricity. And that it messes with sleeping patterns. Oh, and also it may cause heart attacks, according to the American Journal of Cardiology. So it’s no surprise that more and more countries are reevaluating whether to hold on to this relic from the past."

So if the goal was to save electricity it's not working.  And it does mess with my sleep pattern.  The golfers might like Daylight Savings Time, but I say end it, end it now.




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