This weekend begins the best time of year, daylight savings time. This glorious time in the spring that means the start of longer days, and hopefully warmer weather on the horizon (if the groundhog was accurate). However, some of you may not embrace this weekend as a time of exciting changes and might only focus on the hour of sleep you will lose Sunday morning. If you are one of the few that can’t seem to let go of winter, we have put together a list of the pros and cons of daylight savings.
Pro:The days are longer which means more time to enjoy the sun (unless it continues to rain like it has for most of 2019 so far…)
Con:The days are longer which means the sun is out sometimes until 8:30 p.m. blasting rays into your windows making it hard to see the television or see at all.
Pro:Living in the digital age means our phones will automatically switch the time.
Con:Living in the digital age means we forget our ovens, microwaves, and car clocks still need to be changed to the correct time.
Pro:We are one step closer to summer!
Con:We are one step closer to summer and in the South, that means pollen, humidity and sweltering temperatures are on the way.
Pro:You lose one hour of sleep, but it falls on a Sunday (aka the best day to nap).
Con:You lose an hour of sleep, and feel off-balance for the next month or so (we don’t know why one hour can have such an effect).
We know losing an hour of sleep is the main thing on everyone’s mind. However, when you are feeling a bit groggy come Sunday morning, just think of all the warm, spring and summer activities that are coming up. Also, taking a nap might help.