Even in the late 70s people were already adjusting their clocks for daylight savings time. Since it has been practices for many years now, we tend to automatically reset our clocks on those two special appointed days even without knowing why.
It was to save daylight that this measure was implemented. When we are at work or in school, it keep the daylight when we want it. This practice is common in temperate regions because there is a great variation of daylight versus darkness throughout the season in these regions.
One then wonders if the practice is really necessary? And they are also wondering if there is really a significant difference if it starts to get light outside at 7am rather than 8 am. The real reason behind implementing daylight savings time is actually to conserve energy rather than having to do with people’s preferences.
Electricity use depends on when the sun sets so with daylight savings time, it reduces electricity use In homes and offices. You won’t use much electricity if the sunsets very near your bedtime than when it sets long before your bedtime.
Most people have a set time for going to bed. In a way it conserves electricity since if the hour is moved forward, then your bedtime becomes earlier and even if it is dark outside, you don’t need to put on the lights since it is already your bedtime.
In winter morning light is important. People wake up after sunrise during the summer when the days are longer. During winter, people wake up after the sunrise if the time of the sunrise is artificially changed by daylight savings time.
With daylight savings the opportunities for outdoor activities is also increased. Physical activity is good for people even during the winter months, and it helps if it is still light when they want to be outside. When people go home from work during daylight savings time, there is less chances of accidents because it is still bright. It can also reduce crime, which are commonly committed in dark areas.
However, not all people have good things to say about daylight savings time. In fact, a lot of people want to end the practice. They want to put a stop to the practice of adjusting their clocks twice a years since they think that the benefits are too small to affect people. There are also those who think that daylight savings time disrupts their sleeping pattern since they have to adjust their clock setting backward of forward. And for those who forget to change their clocks, they are either later for work ro too early for it.