This year, we changed the clocks back to Daylight Savings Time on March 13th. But remember a few years back, when Daylight Savings Time returned not in March, but rather in April? This means that the so-called winter time lasted five months of the year instead of six, translating into more daylight hours for seven months of the year than the other five months. In any case, why does any of this matter? How does a seasonal clock change, or any other time change, affect us?
Some people are so affected by seasonal sunlight, or lack thereof, that they are diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Fittingly, its abbreviation is SAD – the lack of sunshine affects some people so much that they have similar symptoms to depression. Speaking generally though, most people feel the change of more sunshine hours without any extreme reactions .
Hopefully, the extra sunshine we get seven months of the year will work positively for us in terms of more energy and easier logistics planning. By the same token, if more sunshine prevents you from getting your required hours of sleep, don’t let it be an excuse – invest in a thick black curtain to trigger melatonin release, and get some shuteye.
Good morning, and good night!