Twice each year, we do a balancing act to turn the dial on that wall clock forward or backward. However, resetting each time piece is really only the beginning of our challenge
Our sleep patterns are completely disrupted for days. Caregivers must reschedule medications so regular doses aren't given too close together or missed. Students are indoors, and get very little natural light after our autumn time change.
Our winter health woes, ranging from insomnia to depression, have been labeled as "SAD" by the medical profession.
Since daylight while we sleep does little to preserve energy, I can't help wondering how many of our residents actually benefit from this practice? Deer hunters, maybe. Of course, the power companies must charge for all that extra energy. We're not paying just for heat.