Time for a Change
Circadian rhythm alert--It’s time to once again disrupt our internal body clocks. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 4 for most of the country. That means clocks and devices that are not “smart” will need to be moved back one hour.
Although the extra hour of sleep tonight is a bonus, it can come at a price. Some studies show increased accidents and health issues occurring right after a time change. Although more disruption seems to happen in the spring when we lose an hour, both events can have a temporary negative effect on us creatures of habit.
In my humble opinion, it’s time for a change—a permanent one. I personally don’t care which time we would adopt, just set it and forget it, please. Although I have heard of legislative attempts to end this biannual chaos, it never seems to gain traction. In today’s political climate, I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
And now, I plan to preview that bonus hour of sleep by taking a nap.