Daylight Saving Time 2013 takes away that extra hour of sleep come this Sunday morning. It is not just people who feel the effects of moving the hands of the clock ahead an hour, it is also the cows, according to International Business Times on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Cows can take weeks to get used to being milked an hour earlier than usual and it’s not unusual for them to produce less milk until they get used to the time change. People don’t like getting out of bed an hour earlier and their internal clocks play havoc with them for a week or so after the time change.
The physical and mental health of people can be affected by that hour change. Getting up an hour earlier and then starting work an hour earlier really cuts into the workplace production until folks can acclimate to the new time change. Just like cows, the production at the hour of the day can be lower than usual.
Twice a year Daylight Saving Time has your body doing battle with “sun time” and “social time,” according to IBT. When the clocks “spring forward” and “fall back” it clashes with sensitive eons, deep within the bodies cells.
While Daylight Saving Time is in place under the theory that it saves energy because its set up so that the hours that most people are awake during the day fall within daylight hours. When the Daylight Saving Time was first devised, most of the energy was going to lighting, but that’s not the case today.
Don't Forget: Push your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night, March 9, 2013, before going to bed. Daylight Saving Time officially changes in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday March 10, 2013.
Many look forward to the Daylight Saving Time “fall back” hour in autumn, but come the spring when “spring ahead” an hour is set in place, this is the hard one. It’s not easy to believe that 60 little minutes can be so discombobulating to humans and cows!