How to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time Ending

November 13, 2017


The idea of daylight savings time was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin. Photo Credit: Callie Mellon/ Achona Online

On Nov. 5, 2017, daylight savings time ended and standard time began. More than 60 percent of the countries in the world use standard time. When the time changes from eastern daylight time (EDT) to eastern standard time (EST), the sun is up earlier; by 7 a.m., and sets sooner; by 5:40 p.m. 

Close your blinds, so the sun won’t wake you up.

Tress Jacobs (‘20) says, “I didn’t notice the extra hour of sleep, but I did notice the sun coming up earlier, and I don’t like that because now it’s too bright in the morning.”

Set your alarm and clock an hour back.

Go to bed later, to avoid waking up 3 a.m.

Dorothy Pickard (‘20) says, “Standard time is messing me up, my sleep patterns are so bad right now.”

Don’t let the sun trick you, it is only 5:30 p.m.

Adjust to school mornings by going to bed earlier and managing homework to avoid stress. 

Summer Wolf (‘19) says, “I am more energetic in class, and can pay attention more because I get an extra hour of sleep.”

Relax, it will make a difference.

Lily Bailey (’21) says, “I am able to relax because of the extra hour of sleep, but I still feel tired by the end of the week.”

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