Even in the late 70s people were already adjusting their clocks for daylight savings time. Since it has been practices for many years now, we tend to automatically reset our clocks on those two special appointed days even without knowing why.
Daylight savings time was born to save the sunlight. It keeps the daylight when w wants it during the time when we are at work or children are in school. Daylight saving time is ideal for places where daylight and darkness variation varies greatly and this is found in temperate regions.
Many people are asking the necessity of the practice. People actually cannot understand what the difference is if it the run rises at 7 am rather than 8 am. Daylight savings time was implemented primarily to conserve energy and not for same conveniences that will be for our good.
Electricity consumption is actually reduced with daylight savings time since we usually turn on electricity when the sun has gone down. You won’t use much electricity if the sunsets very near your bedtime than when it sets long before your bedtime.
Most people have a set time for going to bed. In a way it conserves electricity since if the hour is moved forward, then your bedtime becomes earlier and even if it is dark outside, you don’t need to put on the lights since it is already your bedtime.
Since it takes long for the sun to rise in winter, morning light is important. The summer days are longer and people wake up after sunrise. People wake up after sunrise during winter according to the time set by daylight savings time.
With daylight savings the opportunities for outdoor activities is also increased. It helps when it is still light outside so that people can also have physical activities during the winter. When people go home from work during daylight savings time, there is less chances of accidents because it is still bright. Crime is also prevented this time since it is committed in dark areas.
Today, there are a lot of people who have been vocal about this practice and they want it stopped. People want to end the practice of turning the clock back or forward twice a year. Since they perceive very few benefits of daylight savings time, they refuse to adjust their clocks twice a year. Others don’t like disruptions in their sleep patterns from setting the clock backward or forward. If you are someone who forget to adjust your clock in these designated dates, then don’t wonder why for at least two days of your life, you are either an hour early, or an hour late.