Who Hates Daylight Savings Time?

The Christian Science Monitor has an article about how humans can’t deal effectively with having their sleep patterns changed and thus they will continue to go to work but they’ll spend more time fooling around because their thinking isn’t as patterned as it was pre-DST.  In other words companies should expect more cyberloafing, as a matter of fact, they should expect about 10 minutes worth and that is nationwide!

Here is a bit of that article:

Now, complaints about Daylight Saving Time, originally proposed by a 19th  century butterfly collector who wanted more time at the end of the workday to scour fields for insects, go back to its implementation during World War I (peacetime standardization came in 1966).

The most recent real adjustment in the US came in 2007, when the change was moved up to the second Sunday in March from the first Sunday in April to lengthen “summertime” and gauge potential energy savings. Polls showed farmers, perennial DST opponents, grumbled, and sports retailers (who benefit from the extra hour of daylight for play time after work) rejoiced.

Academic researchers, however, tend to have it in for DST.

A team of University of Alabama researchers even concluded that the lost hour of sleep can have negative impacts on health, especially for people who already stay up too late


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