Am I the only person who woke up on Sunday with a slight headache? As it stands, a throbbin’ of the noggin is a sure sign that I’ve committed the act of sleeping in. Though in the above instance, I confidently point the finger of blame at the transition to standard time.
Apparently, using that extra hour gained to sleep is a good thing if you are one of the seriously sleep-deprived and need to do some catching up. In my case, less is actually more. Though I have a somewhat flexible body clock, I am bound to feel better in the morning if I have slept for seven hours as opposed to nine.
At the end of the day (or night, to be exact), going back to standard time is typically less of a headache than entering Daylight Saving Time in the spring. There are more reported car accidents and even heart attacks when we ‘spring ahead’. It’s amazing the amount of chaos that can follow the loss of a single hour of snooze!
Hope you remembered to adjust all clocks ‘cause there is always at least one that gets left out and irritates you for a month or two until you finally give in!
Daylight Saving Time is back on March 13, 2011.