Ways to prepare for Daylight Savings Time

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Thonny Anwar, Staff Writer

An hour may not seem like a lot, but the shift in time can have major effects on our bodies. The purpose of Daylight Savings Time is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. However, many people who don’t prepare for it can experience loss of sleep or health issues.

Plan ahead of time on how to make sure to get enough sleep even though an hour is being taken away. Don’t go into the time change with an already bad sleep schedule, make sure to get enough sleep even before the time change.

Going to sleep earlier in the evening will help prepare for the time change but it can be meaningless if the wakeup time is not changed too. Taking short naps throughout the day will also help to prepare for Daylight Savings Time.  

“I think Daylight Savings Time is unnecessary but I still prepare for it by choosing to sleep earlier and waking up earlier,” sophomore Kalkedan Malefia said.

Freshman Stephanie Manco shares the same thoughts on Daylight Savings Time. “I don’t like Daylight Savings Time and I refuse to go to sleep earlier, I shouldn’t have to, but I still take naps throughout the day to make sure I don’t fall asleep during important things,” Manco said.