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6 Tips to Deal with Daylight Saving Time

Time-Tested Ways to Cope with the Time Change

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  • I don't have problem with Daylight Saving Time because we don't have change of hour and everything is the same in summer, autumn, winter or spring. - 9/25/2012 12:28:42 AM
  • I went bed 20 min earlier starting on Thursday and set my bedroom clock accordingly. On Saturday, I set half the clocks in the house and ate meals on the new schedule. I think it really did make today a little easier, especially since I had an early commute to work. - 3/11/2012 9:24:19 PM
  • Sometime back DST was for 6 months, it's now 8 month of the year. they might as well make it permanent.
    I don't like the change. I am a morning person and it throws me off my internal schedule.
    And come Nov. I have to adjust all over again. Although I adjust easier to the fall back.
    In a few months it won't matter. it will be light in the morning and at night.
    Just make it permanent and let the time alone. - 3/11/2012 6:45:15 PM
  • This has always been my least favorite time change of the year. I am much more of a FALL back kinda gal. But why can't we just pick one and stick with it. Now for months my body clock will be all messed up.........................sigh - 3/11/2012 10:29:00 AM
  • SANDIBETTS1
    I never understood why we have to change time twice a year. Do they do this in other countries? - 3/11/2012 9:14:06 AM
  • SANDIBETTS1
    I never understood why we have to change time twice a year. Do they do this in other countries? - 3/11/2012 9:14:06 AM
  • I used to LOVE DST, but now that I wake up at 4:45 am every morning to work out, I am not looking forward to waking up at ... 3:45 am. Ew.

    (Plus, I involuntarily crash out at 8 pm, preventing me from fully enjoying the evening sunlight)

    I also laughed when I read APONI_KB' s comment about carrying a flashlight. Just this morning (which is a few days before DST), I was soooo overjoyed when I saw how quickly I was bathed in sunlight during my super-early-even-before-the-birds-start-tw
    eeting-morning run. I guess I'll just have to enjoy the rest of this week! What can you do, right? - 3/7/2012 8:55:41 PM
  • My husband and I used to have a rooster that started crowing every day at 4 A.M. as the change over to DST approached. The first morning of DST, it was 4:00 A.M., and no crowing. My husband wondered if something had happened to the rooster until I told him to just wait one more hour, chickens don't know about Daylight Savings Time. Only humans could invent such nonsense. I resent it every year. - 3/7/2012 6:28:20 PM
  • oh goody, JUST when I was finally to the point where I could run in the morning without carrying a light - 3/7/2012 1:42:05 PM
  • K_RENEE
    hahah how ironic I'd come across this article. I was JUST saying I feel like I should be in the bed by now lol - 11/6/2011 9:40:07 PM
  • No problem for us in AZ. We are just hotter in the summer and warmer in the winter. - 11/6/2011 2:47:40 AM
  • I agree that the gov't should stay out of it. If DST is so good, why not just be one it year round? AZ has it right - sorry Indiana that you no longer remain on Standard Time.
    Many of us suffer from SAD and that is why people who are having trouble adjusting should see their doctor. Season Affective Disorder is more common at northern latitudes and for women but both genders can have it. Of course it makes sense that light sets our circadian rhythms by changing our hormone patterns so that's why women are more sensitive since we have our hormones in flux so frequently compared to men. What's also interesting is that our bodies are closer to a 25 hrs day so if scientists could get involved, they could change the way we rely on time in a day. It would improve our well-being and probably save lives in the process. So many time changes are stressors on the body and the mind, too.
    Daylight Savings is a joke. Many studies are now concluding that it actually costs more in terms of energy not less. Right your legislators and ask them to reconsider doing away with it. I want to move to AZ anyway but this is a very compelling reason.
    - 11/5/2011 1:26:58 PM
  • To be accurate, it's a semi-annual time, not, not a biannual (which would mean every two years instead of twice a year). :)

    Do not like DST, really. Grew up without it and then our state adopted it, so some might say it's just what I'm used to, but the higher energy consumption without the economic payoffs we were promised is quite annoying. (No, the whole country didn't suddenly start doing more business with us just because our clocks changed!) - 11/5/2011 12:41:32 PM
  • Wow... lots of really angry people commenting about clocks and the government. Must be grumpy.

    This isn't the government conspiracy some of you have been seeing. Daylight saving time has been around since... well... it's ancient (try Romans and Greeks!). Then, DST benefited shift workers so that they would have more sun time after they ended their work. Today, it's used to consume energy spent on lighting, heating, gas, etc. when people use it the most- at night. Even with the .5% believed to be saved each year, that's a tremendous amount when you factor in that our world needs all the energy saving tools it can get.

    So, please, love up on your Earth and treasure the extra hour of sunlight. And stop blaming the government for your minor sleep problems. - 3/14/2011 1:21:49 PM
  • Are they serious? Call your health care provider? I don't know about anyone else, but my doctor is NOT going to get on the phone with me to discuss my issues with adjusting to DST. I don't get why we need it anymore anyway. We need more light in the winter. It stays naturally lighter in the summer anyway. We need extra light in the winter for energy savings as well as our well being. Keep the time change the way it is after we change it tonight. - 3/12/2011 9:02:21 PM

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