Saturday, March 12, 2011

Daylight Saving Angst

PhotobucketI saw a woman (obviously a psychologist or psychiatrist) on a news program this morning, earnestly explaining that having to deal with Daylight Saving Time is known to cause stress and anxiety.  She claimed that the Monday after the time change, there are more heart attacks than at any other time in the year.  She said that Daylight Saving Time affects people just like jet lag.  The woman was serious.

All I can say is it's a good thing I started back on Paxil last week.


Arkansas Patti said...

Goodness, glad I am retired. Doesn't bother me at all in fact it now enables me to go to bed a little later than the average 7 year old.

Olga said...

I like that it gives us a later sunrise...a little extra sleep for me.

NitWit1 said...

I am with you 100%. IF I get to church on time, I'll try to relax and not have the heart attack on Monday.

I have been known to turn them the wrong way. I keep repeating the limerick in my head.

SPRING FOWARD! FALL BACK!. somewhat silly, when you think about but I allow my age to be a tad silly.

Linda said...

I found the time change very stressful when I was working. It doesn't bother me at all now that I'm retired. I prefer regular time so I'm always glad to "fall backward" in the fall.

Looking to the Stars said...

I agree with the woman, it causes stress. We hate the time change and our bodies hate it also. Our office is in our home so it doesn't cause as much stress as it used to.

They should do a study on the states who don't do it versus the ones that do and see if the peoples lifes are a little less stress free.

take care

Tincanman said...

I'm not a fan of DLST either and wish they'd stop it. It serves no useful purpose as far as I can tell.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I guess I've never thought about it one way or another. It certainly doesn't bother me now that I'm not working outside of my home and had to get up early for my job. My time is pretty much my own...good and bad. The part that bothers me is changing all the clocks....I have more than I thought.

Val said...

I'm in the UK, so our time change is still to come. I like it, my husband doesn't. Me, I get a bit out of gear for a day or so, then everything's fine.

Where do they find these psychologists?

Hughes ap Williams said...

We love Daylight Savings, but my sweetheart did have his heart attack two years ago on the Sunday that DST occurred.

so....maybe we believe.