Why do we have Daylight Saving Time? Farmers didn't start this whole thing, though that's what many of us believed. D.S.T. was created during World War I to decrease energy use. It just seems to decrease the amount of energy that I have! There are some positives to it, extra daylight means extra time to spend money. Gardening, home repair and sports equipment stores see some benefit, and the golf industry has seen a big bump during daylight saving. However, there are drawbacks!

  • Some parents complain about their children walking to school in the dark.
  • Darker mornings lead to an increase in traffic accidents.
  • Our disrupted sleep patterns can result in lack of concentration, difficulty with memory and decrease in performance at work and school.
  • Being sleepy looks a lot like being lazy! Employers see a drop in productivity because tired employees are cyberloafing instead of getting their work done.
  • Daylight Saving Time wreaks havoc on our hormones as well.
  • According  to the Journal of Cardiology, there is a spike in heart attacks during the first week of daylight saving.
  • Workplace accidents also increase when we spring forward.

There is a movement to abolish Daylight Saving because of negative effects on our health and economy. In the meantime, my eyes are burning and I can't wait to finish up this post so that I can cyberloaf on Etsy.

What do you think?

 

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I'm dragging today, no doubt about it.

Celeste