Are you still suffering in a fog of Daylight Savings Confusion? Over the past few days have you been grumpy, sleepy, out of sorts? Have you had a car accident? Believe it or not, the changes brought about by Daylight Savings time changes can mess with us so much that we have real physiological changes, forget things, feel jet lagged, and people have more car accidents in the week that follows! I looked up the origin of the biannual Daylight Savings ritual. It all started in Germany in 1916, according to Timeanddate.com, and was implemented as a way to conserve the use of fuel during war time. The article says:
“In July, 1908, Port Arthur which today is known as Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada became the first location to use DST. Other locations in Canada were also early to introduce Daylight Saving bylaws.” It was all about conserving candles or fuel for the better good of the community. I don’t think that that is a valid reason anymore!
All I know is that I’m always happy to get an extra hour of sleep in the fall, and grumpy about losing an hour of sleep in the Spring, but I always feel out of sorts for the first few days of each. Perhaps one day it will be eliminated and we can all just carry on without risking our health and showing up at appointments at the wrong time!
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