Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings

Daylight savings, an event that happens twice a year. This is the time where everyone has to set their clocks one hour ahead in spring (spring ahead) and an hour behind in fall (fall back). While some people like daylight savings the majority doesn’t.

Hailey Rivers, a Prairie Senior, is in the small fraction of people that likes having daylight savings, “I like the extra hour” she states. But even though she likes the extra hour in the fall, she doesn’t really like losing an hour in the spring. Daylight savings time doesn’t really affect her as it only takes her a day to recover from the changing time. River’s sleep schedule does not change and she still gets only 5-6 hours of sleep.

Sophomore Ivory Hahn says that daylight savings is very disruptive to her life. “Daylight savings does affect my schedule,” I never get enough sleep which then affects my education. Instead of doing my schoolwork I’m sleeping in class”. Hahn says it takes her about a week to recover from spring daylight savings, which then results in lost homework time.

According to the New York Times, the senate has approved making daylight savings time permanent because so many people don’t like changing their clocks back, affecting their schedule. Rivers disagrees with this and thinks it should not be gotten rid of. Hahns opinion on this is “I definitely prefer fall daylight savings, and if we were to get rid of daylight savings then I would want to stay on standard time”.

Daylight savings has its ups and downs, you gain an hour but you also lose an hour, many people have their own opinions about this. The dark mornings in the Spring make it harder to get out of bed. The light in the evening makes us want to stay up longer. Where some are not affected by daylight savings time, I feel like a consistent schedule would benefit all so we would not have to adjust to changing schedules.