The argument of daylight saving time’s worth is one that has sparked controversy all over America. Some think that daylight saving time should be eliminated because it holds no value in society; however, others believe that it does good for the citizens of earth. People keep arguing back and forth, with the help of substantial evidence from both sides, and a clear winner has not been claimed. While some may argue that daylight saving time is doing more harm than good, it is beneficial in several ways.
We all have to deal with the times changing during daylight saving time. Personally, I think it is not easy adjusting to the change in time. It is a controversial topic on many parts of the world. Some say daylight saving time benefits the world. Although, there are many issues due to this event. Daylight saving time affects the world negatively because it causes health issues, increases both electricity usage and gasoline consumption.
High school starts at 7:30 in the morning in most places. High school students typically get up an hour before or earlier in order to get ready for the day ahead. High schools should begin classes an hour later so that students may have more rest so they may be more aware and more likely to learn.
One day you wake up glad because you got an extra hour of sleep, and just six months later you wake up sad because you lost an hour of sleep. Twice a year, every year, we face a change in time construction and in our daily schedule, causing a dramatic shift in our regular routines. Daylight Savings is a controversial topic that has caused great uprising regarding its usefulness. Despite some of its benefits, the Daylight Savings time change is unnecessary due to its direct impact on society’s well being and it’s ineffective purpose.
Daylight saving time (DST) is the time which is adjusted to achieve longer evening daylight, in summer, by setting the clocks an hour ahead of the standard time. Typically, regions with summertime adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time.
Do kids really need to get up before daylight just to get to school on time? The answer is no. School should start later. We need more sleep for our brains to function right,also our circadian rhythm changes as we get older making us go to sleep and wake up later, too.
For the last few years, schools across the United States have made conscious efforts to delay school start times. The push for a later school start has been led by doctors and parents who believe students do not receive the suggested eight-and-a-half hours of sleep daily. A later start time does not guarantee more sleep for students as students may just go to bed even later usual. A later start time could also change the times for after-school activities for many students. As a result of a later start time, both students and teachers will come home to families late into night. For these important and practical reasons, schools should not change school start times.
DST just complicates these further, forcing companies to compensate using various means and costing the economy even more money. The best way to combat this would be to get rid of DST forever. Since the biggest problems with DST revolve around the shifts in time, an elimination of that time shift also eliminates those problems. Running permanently on DST is a bad idea, because wintertime activities can be heavily impacted by the lack of sunlight during the morning. Not only that, but waking up when it is dark outside is detrimental to your health, as the body adjusts melatonin (the hormone that makes people sleepy) levels according to the light level outside. Running on standard time doesn’t have these drawbacks, making it the better choice. Plus, running completely on standard time isn’t something new. In fact, Saskatchewan doesn’t and runs perfectly fine, as does Arizona, Hawaii, and most of Africa, South America, Asia, and Australia. That means that the majority of the world actually doesn’t follow
School days are not supposed to start before 8:30 a.m. for middle and high schoolers. This fact is supported by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine that links early days to car accidents along the roads, depression among the young teenagers and increase in poor performance academically due to early school days. Teens struggle through the challenge of waking up very early in the morning so that they can be at school at the right time. Research implies that teens should get at least eight to nine hours of night sleep for their good health. Various sponsors such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control have the strong advice on why schools should start later. Nevertheless, by being able to sleep more before school starts, students will be able to become well rested, more attentive in classroom settings, and better learners.
Many kids in America come to school tired and not ready to learn. Being tired can effect your child's grades. Parents might not realize that their child is falling behind because of lack of rest. Teenagers should get up to 9 1/2 hours of sleep yet many kids only get up to 7 hours of sleep. I believe schools should start at 10 so that kids brains will function better.
Location and Timezone: I am from Indiana in the United States, the timezone I am in is Central Standard Time otherwise known as CST.
Last night I went to bed at about 9:00 PM, which is about one hour and thirty minutes earlier than my daily goal for this week. I plan to continue this "earlier than my goal" behavior for it preps me for what is coming (Daylight Savings Time). I have been keeping track of my behavior through journaling my bed time. I am really looking forward to Saturday because if I continue achieving my daily goal of "no later than 10:30" for this week, I will reward myself with a cup of coffee in the
During the classical period, many things were invented that still influence our world today. Many great inventions were improved, and sometimes wiped out completely,but a few survived, Such as, the calendar, roads, and form of government.
Using a stopwatch, a young man in the late 1800s named Frederick Winslow Taylor, was able to create the philosophy of systematic efficiency by timing factory workers. Through him timing what went quicker and what methods worked better, he was able to change the way people perceived work, leading to systems in many industries we see today. Also, the invention of the clock brought about people “dissassociat[ing] time from human events” and now measuring it “mathematically”(6). This invention brought about us, as humans, following the numbers on the clock in everything we do. Whether it be seeing what time that basketball game starts or when we “need” to go to sleep, this artificial man-made measuring device has changed the way our minds
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”- Thomas Dekker. Schools should have a later start time because kids who have time to get ready in the morning and have time to eat breakfast feel more energized, more focused, get more involved in class, and have a better memory. Students focus better during the day with more time to sleep, more time to focus on homework, and more time to devote to activities in the evenings. These are reasons why schools should have a later start time.