Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend
JACKSON, Tenn. — An annual tradition is coming up, but it is coming with a opportunity to lose sleep.
Daylight Saving Time is almost here, and with only a few days left to prepare, it’s a good idea to look into how you can be prepared.
“When I worked, I would go to bed early. You know, ahead of time, trying to get used to it,” said Sharon Robinson, a local shopper.
“It doesn’t affect me because I don’t really sleep, but for my wife and three kids, when they lose that hour, you can definitely tell they kind of drag that day,” said Noah Casner, a local shopper. “Sometimes, as my older one has gotten a little older, it doesn’t so much. But my little girl can’t really figure out why her show isn’t on when its supposed to be on.”
“My advice is to everybody is to introduce it gradually. We typically know when the Daylight Saving Time is coming. And so try to like a week or two weeks ahead of time, make those changes in increments of 15 to 20 minutes. That way it’s a gradual shift rather than an all of a sudden shift to your circadian rhythm. So your body tolerates that a lot more so that you’re not feeling that change,” said Dr. Fahmi Farah, a cardiologist, CEO and President of the Bentley Heart and Medical Center.
And even though this practice has been apart of the us for over a hundred years, many feel that the practice could be removed.
“They could get rid of it. I know there is a couple of states that don’t use it anyway. And they seem to be doing just fine. So you can probably scrape it, and nobody would notice a difference,” Casner said.
“Like I said, really messed up your sleep schedule when you have to get up and go to work. And you lose sleep, and then you gain sleep. So it’s just very inconvenient,” Robinson said.
Daylight Saving Time will take place on Sunday, March 12 when the clocks spring forward one hour at 2 a.m.
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