Daylight Saving Has Become A Big Deal


DST

Welcome to Daylight Saving Time (DST) 2018. Last night many moved their clocks ahead one hour. Days will now seem longer because of the sunlight later in the evening. Every year there is a debate about whether or not we should continue this move, but so far DST is hanging in.

As you meander about today keep in mind that your body thinks it is an hour ago. Sort of like a movie star with much plastic surgery; their body thinks it is twenty years ago.

And for teenagers who need the most sleep, he continued, parents should consider letting them take Monday off of school to give their bodies time to adjust. Huh? It’s only one hour for God’s sake.

It never used to be such a big deal, but last Friday I heard a local doctor being interviewed on the radio who was going on something fierce. He said that to deal with the loss of sleep trying scheduling a nap for today, and perhaps tomorrow as well. Not a long one, but maybe twenty minutes. And for teenagers who need the most sleep, he continued, parents should consider letting them take Monday off of school to give their bodies time to adjust. Huh? It’s only one hour for God’s sake.

I imagine kids lose an hour of sleep here and there just communicating via smartphone during the night. I really can’t see one lost hour causing too much harm. In any event, they’ll get it back next November. They didn’t lose it, just loaned it. Put it in a bank until autumn.

But it all comes down to one thing, my credo in life, when all else fails, nap. (I’m sure part of me is feline.)

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

One thought on “Daylight Saving Has Become A Big Deal

  1. Got half the clocks done and the dogs were really happy to get the food back to when they believed it SHOULD be. I remember when the clock changed. For a week, the dogs were crazed because DINNER WAS LATE. You can’t DO that. Finally, it’s back to the right time. I dread the fall.

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