Did you set your clock back Saturday night? If you didn’t, then you missed that extra hour of sleep and you will have to wait a whole year before you get the opportunity again. I know this because I managed to miss mine last year. That is one less hour of sleep. When the time sprang forward this past spring, I woke up an hour earlier, so it was like waking up two hours earlier. The total is three hours now and I feel cheated at this point. These hours could really add up over a lifetime.
The reason behind daylight saving time is supposed to be a way to conserve energy, what about the personal energy loss that a time change causes? The time that we have to sleep is precious to most of us. Our bodies must adjust to a different schedule, now we are going to bed an hour earlier. That was probably not good news if you are a child.
This made me wonder who had this not so brilliant idea and why. George Vernon Hudson, an entomologist in New Zealand was one of the men with this idea. He wanted to collect insects in the evenings. Is this the reason that we must struggle with a time change? Have our sleep patterns been disrupted so that this man, who is no longer with us, could collect bugs? Does that make you mad?
There are other reasons for the time change and if you research it you can find that there has been a study done somewhere that will support whichever view you prefer to take. It does not matter if you are for or against the time change, there is a study somewhere to support your point of view.
The fact remains that Daylight Saving Time has ended and your body must adjust to that change. Unless you are Atticus, Ruby Tuesday or Little Peep, then you can enjoy the fact that you are getting fed an hour earlier now. That is fine until springtime and those annoying humans begin to feed an hour later. Their protests are loud, these poor animals can’t understand that a man once wanted to go outside and collect bugs. There is probably a study somewhere that will support our animal’s feelings and prove that changing the time is not beneficial for them. Perhaps Mr. Hudson's collected insects should have had a study done for them too.