Should We Have To Lose An Hour Of Sleep Every Year

Josian Turner, Reporter

Each year we have two days where the time changes by an hour. Most people don’t mind getting an extra hour of sleep in the fall, but hate losing an hour in the spring. I think that there should not be a time change and that daylight savings time should be permanent.

When people get better and more consistent sleep studies show that it is very beneficial, and likewise the lack of sleep causes several negative effects. Statistics show that there are increases in crime rates, car accidents, and heart attacks after the time change in the spring. It can take up to a week or more to recover from this sleep loss.

If the government decides to get rid of the time change and keep it the same throughout the year it will allow people to be more productive at work and school without this sleep disruption each fall and spring.