Things to Look Forward to Regarding Daylight Savings

Jasmine Adetunji, Author

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On November 5th, daylight savings time will arrive again. What does this mean to you? To me, it means an extra hour of sleep. There are many things that you can look forward to during this time that we “fall back” an hour.

(1) Longer Evenings. This is a great thing for all night owls, because it’ll get darker earlier.

(2) Safety. More daylight hours make it safer when driving because sunlight is a better source of light than headlights are.

(3) Less artificial light. More sunlight means less electricity being used for light, saving money. I think most people find it more pleasant to open the blinds and let in sunlight rather than using than using artificial lights.

(4) Happiness. Studies have proven that people are generally happier when the sun is out, so we’re motivated to be active and productive. Some people find themselves more inspired when it’s dark outside, but some are more inspired when the sun is out longer because it doesn’t feel like the day is over yet.

(5) “Shorter” work/school days. When we “fall back” an hour and get more sleep, it feels like the day is an hour shorter. This is nice for those times when the past few days have been dragging along and feeling like years.

Daylight savings is quickly approaching, so enjoy your extra hour of sleep, and don’t forget to set your clock back by one hour!