Daylight Savings - Are You Ready to Spring Forward?

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by tnbutterfly - Mary tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN (Admin) Educator Columnist Innovator Expert Nurse

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

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Daylight Savings Time begins tomorrow morning at 2 a.m. Be sure to adjust your clocks tonight. How do you reduce time -change sleepiness due to losing one hour of sleep as we Spring Forward?

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 17 years experience. 5 Articles; 10,763 Posts

Well. I don't set an alarm on Sundays to begin with, so I don't think losing sleep will be an issue 🤣

I do, however, think Daylight Saving Time is past its need and should go away. Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa have already decided not to participate.

JBMmom, MSN, NP

Specializes in New NP Hospitalist, Critical care, Med-surg, LTC. Has 10 years experience. 4 Articles; 2,020 Posts

I don't mind the Spring ahead night anymore because I've worked the last 4 or 5 so my body adjusts quickly to one less hour of work. 🙂

It's the fall back with an extra hour of work and the computer systems down that I hate most.

I agree with Rose_Queen, though, that this system really should be done away with. My dogs get super confused. 

Davey Do

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 9,658 Posts

2 hours ago, tnbutterfly - Mary said:

How do you reduce time -change sleepiness due to losing one hour of sleep as we Spring Forward?

 

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Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 30 years experience. 30,852 Posts

A few years ago I thought Florida applied to congress to get out of it, but it's gotten no where.

Thankfully this year I don't have to work.  I work every other weekend and when it falls on my weekend I really miss that hour.

 

Davey Do

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 9,658 Posts

I once noted in a journal that with all the clocks that I have in my house, in order to have the time to change them, I need to take daylight savings night off.

JKL33

6,129 Posts

I 💛 DST, absolutely love it.