Going Nuts About DST


Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 7.49.11 PMI’m writing this at 7:20PM on Sunday evening.  It is not quite dark, yet – thank heavens.  Okay, I confess, I love Daylight Saving’s Time.  It is logical and it makes sense.  I think it should be adopted year round.  Yet, year after year, the old grouchy ‘morning people’ come out of the closet, and complain.  It now is harmful to cattle.  It causes heart attacks, and doesn’t really save any energy.   Evidently television networks are the biggest loser.  People spend more time doing other things.  Maybe that’s why the campaign against it is so vocal.  Criminals don’t like it either.

Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 7.49.19 PMThere are tips to make the time switch less miserable. Oh, come on people, just buck up and deal with it like adults, and quit complaining.   Oh, and that risk of additional heart attacks – ONE study – 1, just O-N-E.  The physician who made the study based it on 42,000 hospital admission in Michigan the day following DST going into effect.  Of those 42,000 he studied, 32 were heart attacks – with – now get this – 8 additional heart attacks the following day.  That’s 8 out of 42,000 hospital admissions.  Big fat hairy deal.  The moral of the story is that people with heart disease might be at an additional risk of heart attacks with sudden time change.  You would think the same danger would be posed with jet lag, right? Yet, there is a very small risk.

Crime drops anywhere from 10% – 13% during DST.

Geez people, grow up, take a nap and quite complaining. Funny, but you never hear of anyone – but moi – complaining in the fall.  Then they get their extra hour of sleep.  Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 7.49.39 PM