Should we get rid of daylight savings? | The Tylt
Daylight Saving Time is coming and soon people will be mildly inconvenienced when they have to move their clocks back by one hour. This is inconvenient enough to make some people think we should get rid of the thing altogether. Others say Daylight Saving Time has positive effects. What do you think? Vote now.
Should we get rid of daylight savings?
The National Post has nine reasons why we should dump Daylight Saving Time. Here's the top three.
- It’s probably not saving any energy
- It makes us less productive
- It depresses us
This is why people want to get rid of it .
The bottom line with Daylight Saving Time is you get more sunlight.
In reality, DST is an eight-month experiment designed to make life, well, more pleasurable for humans. The basic idea: In the Western world, we typically spend more awake time in the evenings than in the mornings. We also enjoy many benefits from being awake in the sunshine. This National Institutes of Health overview is a good place to read about vitamin D, increased exercise, increased socializing, and overall improvements to mental health that come with sunlight.
Some people think Daylight Saving Time is a good idea.