We only spend a third of the year in standard time now anyway. What’s a few late sunrises compared to always having light in the evening?
March 14, 2021, 1:30 AM PST By Mikki Kendall, author, “Hood Feminism” and “Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists”
In the wee hours of Sunday morning, (most) American clocks “sprung forward” due to our yearly adoption of daylight saving time; it’s likely that most of us are still adjusting to the change.
The intended result is not, however, a nation of yawning workers and schoolchildren on Monday morning, feeling as though they got up at the 6 a.m. their bodies still believe it is instead of the 7 a.m. reflected on their wailing alarm clocks. Instead, daylight saving time is designed to give us more hours of daylight in the evening when we’re all home and would ostensibly use it, which presumably makes most of us happier than a 4:30 a.m. sunrise on June 14 (the earliest sunrise of the year) would.
We can’t give you your hour back, but we do have some energy-boosting suggestions to help you get through the coming groggy week.
Nicole Clausing – March 6, 2020 | Updated March 12, 2021
We’ve heard it said that April is the cruelest month, but that thief of time we call March can be rough, too. Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend, meaning that Monday morning the alarm will go off at a time that feels extra early, and most of us will show up to work extra sleepy. (Renegades Arizona and Hawaii, we’re looking at you admiringly right now.)
Nothing completely makes up for losing that hour. (Well, except for that happy day when we “fall back” into sanity—but that’s not until November 7 this year.) But we can offer some suggestions to help you feel better rested and more focused.