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    Re: Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Since I didn't notice much change in the way the great outdoors looked when I got up this morning, and since I didn't notice any change in the way I felt, I guess I can live with Daylight Savings Time again this year. Arizona and Hawaii have the right idea, though. They stay on Standard Time year round, which seems simpler, especially for those companies that pay their workers by the hour.

    It doesn't seem to affect me Lady P.....working for the Tribune, 7 days a week. The news never stops. Time change happens at work and I am up Nights.

    A 1996 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed an 8 percent increase in motor vehicle accidents on the Monday following the time change. A 2001 study from Johns Hopkins and Stanford universities also showed an increase on the Monday following the change.

    But those findings have not been universal – a Finnish study published last year did not find a similar increase there.....snip~

    I noticed that all the US research says what they find with us Americans.....but for some reason the Small Universal Finnish study for some reason, applies here in the US. So they can't say for sure.

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    Re: Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It doesn't seem to affect me Lady P.....working for the Tribune, 7 days a week. The news never stops. Time change happens at work and I am up Nights.

    A 1996 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed an 8 percent increase in motor vehicle accidents on the Monday following the time change. A 2001 study from Johns Hopkins and Stanford universities also showed an increase on the Monday following the change.

    But those findings have not been universal – a Finnish study published last year did not find a similar increase there.....snip~

    I noticed that all the US research says what they find with us Americans.....but for some reason the Small Universal Finnish study for some reason, applies here in the US. So they can't say for sure.
    I can say with certainty that what Finland spends on "studying" the effects of DST makes as much sense as what the US spends. Both countries need to get a life! The change occurs in the middle of the night, for Gawd's sake, and it's only a one-hour change which only happens twice a year, which shouldn't affect a human's circadian rhythm much at all, and to use that as a reason for behavioral changes is silly, IMO. People will be people, though, so I don't see it changing.

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    Re: Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I can say with certainty that what Finland spends on "studying" the effects of DST makes as much sense as what the US spends. Both countries need to get a life! The change occurs in the middle of the night, for Gawd's sake, and it's only a one-hour change which only happens twice a year, which shouldn't affect a human's circadian rhythm much at all, and to use that as a reason for behavioral changes is silly, IMO. People will be people, though, so I don't see it changing.
    Oh, Ms. P, I beg to differ!

    My body's internal alarm clock is set to go off between 4 and 4:30. Getting up an hour (or half hour) later puts me behind in my ablutions to get ready for work and be there to take care of those early morning things best done in the peace and quiet.

    It takes me several weeks to get the body to adjust....
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    Re: Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Oh, Ms. P, I beg to differ!

    My body's internal alarm clock is set to go off between 4 and 4:30. Getting up an hour (or half hour) later puts me behind in my ablutions to get ready for work and be there to take care of those early morning things best done in the peace and quiet.

    It takes me several weeks to get the body to adjust....
    If I might ask, what is the difference that you see...are you sluggish or otherwise just not yourself till your body adjusts? Maybe my being semi-retired at this point makes a difference. I worked the usual office hours all my life, and I don't recall feeling different on the two days DST came and went, though. I've been told that I could sleep with a parade going past my window, the exception being if one of my children so much as whimpered in the night, so perhaps my body figured why bother, and just adjusted to it in self defense?

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    Re: Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It's here again.....Daylight Saving Time. Lose an hour of sleep. Do we need this programming anymore? Hasn't the Internet made up for that business sector?

    There is even a movement to try and put an end to this. Time never changed so who are we to think we can change time. Leave time alone.....in the end time always wins.

    So what say ye.....Should we Get Rid of this outdated Daylight Saving Time Program?


    I like the longer daylight time. I say keep it.
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    Re: Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

    I go to bed when I go to bed and wake up when I wake up. I haven't set an alarm in several decades.

    Daylight savings or standard -- it makes not one bit of difference to me.
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    Re: Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

    We need to make daylight savings time the default time year round, screw that getting dark at 5:30 in the afternoon (or earlier for many depending on latitude) BS.
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    Re: Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

    Well they do know it affects ones sleep.


    How can daylight saving time affect my sleep?

    In a recent study in The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine we learned that sleep problems and fatigue seem to vary by state!

    The 10 states that currently have the most sleep disturbance in descending order include:

    ◦ West Virginia
    ◦ Oklahoma
    ◦ Alabama
    ◦ Arkansas
    ◦ Mississippi
    ◦ Louisiana
    ◦ Missouri
    ◦ Utah
    ◦ Nevada
    ◦Michigan

    When reviewing the study I noted that they controlled for things like age, sex, education, ethno racial group, income, employment, general health, healthcare access and depression, to try and explain why these states seem to suffer so much. Whether you live in one of these states or not, anyone losing an hour will feel the effects of it, especially if you are already sleep deprived (and you know who you are).

    A recent study shows that night owls, during the time change, have significantly more restless sleep.....snip~

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    Re: Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    If I might ask, what is the difference that you see...are you sluggish or otherwise just not yourself till your body adjusts? Maybe my being semi-retired at this point makes a difference. I worked the usual office hours all my life, and I don't recall feeling different on the two days DST came and went, though. I've been told that I could sleep with a parade going past my window, the exception being if one of my children so much as whimpered in the night, so perhaps my body figured why bother, and just adjusted to it in self defense?
    I'm definitely sluggish until my body adjusts. I try to be in the office by 7:30, before the phone starts ringing off the hook and all the fires from the weekend flare up!

    I don't have a problem when it reverts back, just when the Spring forward happens.
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    Re: Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

    I just thought of anther reason to get rid of it. I no longer feel compelled to take advantage of the bars staying open that extra hour in Oct. (i think it is actually November now). I am not such a young party animal anymore, when and if I make a rare bar excursion I leave well before closing time.
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