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Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: First Place (Daniel Anthony, Opinion Category); Fifth Place (Brendan Jubulis, Sports)

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Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: Third Place (Website)

    Is it difficult for you to adjust to the time change?


    After “springing ahead” one hour last weekend, our staff was feeling more sleep-deprived than usual and decided to write about. How do you adjust to Daylight Savings Time? Share your thoughts in the comments.

    Colin Bish

    I typically adjust better to Daylight Savings Time in March than I do in November. The shorter nights do cause discomfort where I don’t get enough sleep, so that does give me problems. But the extra daylight gives me a lot more time to get things done. When it’s around 6 p.m. in November and it starts to get dark, I might end up falling asleep quicker. But with the longer daylight hours I can stay awake longer and get more things done that I need to get done.

    Olivia Buckel

    It is difficult for me to adjust to the time change because I already struggle with sleep, and so losing an hour affects me even more. Every year I feel as if I have lost a significant amount of time instead of just an hour, and it makes me feel behind. It always takes me a couple of days to feel rested again. I do, however, enjoy having more light at the end of the day. I tend to be much more prone to procrastination when it is dark and cold outside, so having more light when I am doing homework or other chores helps a lot.  

    Cole Corapi

    At first it’s kind of a weird feeling whenever we have a time change. It’s not too hard to adjust to for me personally because it only takes me about 2-3 days to get used to it. The time change is honestly nice because it’s lighter out later now and it gets everyone in the summer kind of mood. It’s kind of cool the first few days, too, when you look at the time and you can tell it feels different if that makes sense. Altogether, I enjoy it and it’s not too hard to adjust to for me personally.   

    Rue Daniels

    Every year, the subtle change in the darkness that presents itself to different parts of the world is surprising, and despite its consistency, rather concerning. The change in time has always been a stressor for me. It’s baffling how time, a man-made concept has such a hold on my understanding of daily activities. When it gets lighter outside earlier in the day, I find it easier to complete tasks that might take me longer to find motivation to complete in the winter. 

    Maddie Hess

    If I’m being honest, the time change only affects me because it is no longer light outside when I wake up. Waking up in the morning is much more difficult for me when there isn’t any natural light coming through my window. My body just feels like it shouldn’t be awake if the sun isn’t even out. I don’t really notice any extreme fatigue or other reasons it would be difficult for me to adjust to the change. The only thing is that my whole family disregards that the clocks are an hour later than they should be.  

    Bryce Kalie

    The time changes are always something that takes getting used to. This past Saturday we experienced another one, but my experience was a little different this time. Saturday night I decided to go to bed at 3 in the morning. Therefore, the time change really didn’t effect me too much this time around, while in years past it’s been brutal. Sometimes that lost hour can truly be killer.

    Sam Louie

    It’s not that difficult for a couple of reasons. First of all, it’s only an hour more or an hour less of sleep, so it doesn’t affect me that much or my sleep schedule. Secondly, I always forget when it is Daylight Savings and I don’t even realize when the clocks change. When I don’t know that the clocks are changing I won’t know until someone tells me because I just don’t realize when I wake up. Lastly, I’m usually asleep at that time, so when it does happen I’m asleep anyways and not thinking about it.

    Jack Rouch

    It is hard to adjust to time change because you have to adapt your body to it. For example, your sleep schedule. If your sleep schedule is messed up you have to go to bed earlier to fix it. So when you have a time change your body had to adapt. Also, time can change if you go on vacation.

    How do you deal with the time change? Share your response in the comments.

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