Daylight Savings Time... Please... Just Tell Me If It's Time to Be Hungry or Sleepy!

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Daylight Savings Time- I've struggled with it all of my life! 

clockI don't know about you but this Daylight Savings Time is doing nothing for me in terms of Saving Time and in fact I've lost about 4 hours since this past Sunday!



We have Benjamin Franklin to thank for this scrambling of our Circadian rhythms.  Good old Ben thought we could be more productive and make better use of our resources by using the longer daylight hours.  So around World War I they figured out a way to do this primarily as a means saving much needed fuel (coal)... it always comes back to either money or war, doesn't it.

There are even foods you can eat to help you get the Circadian rhythm back in sync.  And, I'm sure that drinking caffeine is out of the question!



SleepSo around 6 when the household is wondering where dinner is... by clock says it's only 5... and at 11 while I'm still glued to my computer reading ActiveRain blogs.... someone keeps saying it's time for bed.   But my body says "it's only 10!"   It's now midnight but I'm still awake!


And of course... what goes around... comes around. 
Wake up!!! it's 6 a.m.... Time to turn on Mike & Mike and get ready to walk.  Nope... my sleepy body is saying it's only 5 a.m.  and there's no way I'm opening my eyes. 

Therefore... if you see me before 10 am and I appear to be a bit groggy...give me another week and I should be back in the swing of things.  Until then... someone just tell me when it's time to eat and go to bed!

Anyone else out there struggling with this????

What's Your Remedy?

 

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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
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Kathy, I'm soooo with you!  I don't get up until it's daylight outside so right now I'm thrown back to getting up later than a week ago.  I don't even know if it's still worth doing all that time changing stuff anyway, we are now changing it sooner in the Spring and later in the Fall as we used to.  Why can't we just keep the same time year 'round?

March 17, 2011 09:38 PM
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Kathy Streib
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Christine- I'm with you, however I do like that the days are longer.  I'm slowly beginning to feel in sync.

Anna- I think I might be with Russia on that.  I don't mind gaining an hour but losing one is hard for me.

Silvia- Anna (#18) said Russia doesn't change the time anymore.  And, not all of our states are on DST.

March 17, 2011 11:19 PM
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Linda D. Pufford
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Kathy,

I am still trying to adjust.... it has really been hard to get up and get going in the mornings.  Cute post... and a fun read.  I like all the clip art you used too.  It's good to know that I am not the only one with slow mornings this week...  Thanks for sharing this!

March 17, 2011 11:38 PM
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I know there are people who have trouble with shifting one hour but I’m not amongst them. It’s just one hour! JJJJ

March 19, 2011 10:00 PM
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Kathy Streib
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Linda- Still finding it hard to get up in the a.m.  I should be ok by next week.  I got the clip art from iClipart.com

Russel- I know it sounds so simple but when my clock says it's 6am, my body says it's still 5am.  But you're right... it's just one hour!

March 19, 2011 11:19 PM
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