To paraphrase a popular jingle “I WANT MY HOUR BACK I WANT MY HOUR BACK “

A new survey asked over 1,000 Americans.  And slightly more people prefer when we spring forward and get more daylight.  For me I do enjoy the extra evening light.

I will add a however

HOWEVER, with the hours I work it sure is hard in June and July to go to bed when it is still light out!

35% said it’s better . . . 28% prefer it when we fall back, because they get to sleep in . . . and everyone else either wasn’t sure, or didn’t have a preference.

This probably belongs in the Ripley’s believe it or not books.  I have a harder time adjusting to gaining the extra sleep than losing the hour.

The survey also found 54% of Americans wish we’d just eliminate the time change altogether.  I kind of think it isn’t necessary anymore but what do I know.   PLENTY I found this on the internet.    ON YOU.GOV

When people were asked WHY we still do it, the five most common answers were . . .

To conserve energy . . . so farmers have more time to work . . . so people can make better use of their evening hours . . . because it’s too complicated to stop observing it . . . and for economic reasons.

Ok it just isn’t something we need to lose sleep over (Pun intended) but if you have ever lived or vacationed in an area where one state observes Daylight saving time and the other doesn’t, that the headache begins Sunday

Several states lawmakers are considering switching to Daylight Saving Time year-round.  Here are four ways that could make life better

  1. Lives might be saved.  The evening rush hour is more dangerous for a couple reasons . . . there are more people are on the road, there’s a greater chance for alcohol to be in people’s bloodstreams, and more kids are outside playing.

So having an extra hour of sunlight in the evening could reduce car accidents with pedestrians.  In fact, a study at Rutgers, researchers found that 343 lives could be saved every year if we switched to year-round Daylight Saving Time.

  1. Crime could decrease.  Criminals like darkness.  But a 2013 study found that more light in the evening could reduce crime by up to 20%.  It especially helps with juveniles, who are more likely to commit crimes after school in the early evening hours.
  2. Energy might be saved.  When the sun is out later, there’s less demand for energy to light and heat homes and businesses.  When the sun rises earlier during Standard Time, a lot of people aren’t even awake yet.
  3. Our sleep wouldn’t get messed up twice a year.  No matter whether you prefer Standard Time or Saving Time, changing the clocks twice a year is bad for our health.  It disrupts our sleep . . . heart attacks increase . . . and one study even found it negatively affected financial markets.

Daylight saving times begins Sunday at 2pm.  Let the Sunday Yawns begin.

Today on the morning show we looked at Pro Wrestling in the state of Utah this weekend

 

Stupid News:  A security guard is in trouble and a happening in Las Vegas this Sunday.

Laff Lines:  Daylight savings day