Meet In The Middle
Fall back, spring forward. I’m sure Daylight Saving Time made sense once for industrial and economic reasons, as for now, maybe not so much. It takes days for most of us to get our body clocks back in sync. Supposedly, it’s a proven scientific fact that going back and forth with the time has a profoundly negative effect on the human body’s internal clock, resulting in all sorts of negative vibes that affect our driving and working; completely throwing us off for days, even weeks. Back in the seventies it was thought that the continuation of Daylight Saving Time would result in the saving of energy. Now, studies show that it actually uses more energy. When asked whether they support the time changes, most people admit that it just doesn’t make sense to them. Even families are split when it comes to the Daylight Saving Time debate. Being up here in the northwest part of the country where the fall time change has it getting dark at 4:30 in the afternoon has me against it. My son, however, is for it. My husband very smartly takes the Swedish approach, and stays neutral. How about this, we meet in the middle. Move the time a half an hour either way and leave it there.