March 13 is the start of Daylight Saving Time. Yes, just over a month away. We all know there is no saving of daylight – right? It is just time moved to make the sunlit portion of the day extend longer into the evening. I have read that it was thought it would save energy – not.
But if the clock remained on standard time, could it not lower the medical cost for all? How? We are told we all need more sleep. If we kept Standard Time, it would get dark one hour earlier, triggering the body’s sleep action sooner. More more sleep equals healthier people.
If kept to Standard Time, we still gain around two minutes a day of daylight through the summer. Daylight until 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. is OK by me.
Ken Collins, Reedley