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Daylight Saving Time: is it worth it?

Tori_Scope
Tori_Scope Posts: 6,610

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Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been used for over 100 years. 

Some people want us to continue using it, whereas others think it's time for it to go.

Here's an article from timeanddate.com explaining some of the pros and cons. Let us know what you think down below :)
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Daylight Saving Time: is it worth it? 7 votes

Yes, I think DST should stay
42%
poppy123456woodbineTeddybear12 3 votes
No, I think DST should go
42%
mikehughescqeasyOverlyAnxious 3 votes
I'm not sure, or I'm not bothered!
14%
leeCal 1 vote

Comments

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,632 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, I think DST should stay
    As I get older I find that the longer summer evenings are a bonus, I love to sit in the garden until dusk appears, and therefore I hate these evenings when night seems to appear at 5 p.m and last forever.
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,710 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, I think DST should stay
    I can't think of one reason why it shouldn't stay. I love the ligher evenings. Shutting the curtains about 4.30 is just horrible.
    When i look after my grandson, he's waiting by the back door at 4 because he thinks his daddy has forgotten about him. He's not used to the darker evenings bless him.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,416

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    As a fan of the darker months, I appreciate it :) 
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,332 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not sure, or I'm not bothered!
    The trouble with darker evenings is if you have a lay in the day flies past. 
    The other problem is using more electricity, not so much in lights, I have LEDs, but on the tv and with the sun going down it gets colder earlier too so the heating goes on earlier. We are right with the sun though apparently. 

    I like the winter months generally speaking but yes, the evenings are a bit long. 

    If everything's coming up roses it's time to call in a gardener

  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 1,990 Pioneering
    I generally like the darker nights, when I used to work 6-4 and 6-5 shifts, it was horrible though as I was going to work and coming back in the dark so saw no sunlight all day. 
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,702 Disability Gamechanger
    No, I think DST should go
    There's no reason that we couldn't stay on DST permanently, keeping the evenings as light as possible.  That would be my preference. 

    My body clock doesn't cope with the time changes well at all unfortunately.
  • Kayley
    Kayley Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I suppose if it is beneficial in saving using electricity for lighting- allowing us to get the most out of natural resources it’s a good thing especially when we need to look after our planet 🌍  
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,797 Disability Gamechanger
    No, I think DST should go
    Largest number of heart attacks per year occur at DST thresholds. Been consistently the case for decades. Surges in other health indicators too.

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