Anna Dorsey, 11
About two weeks ago, we gained an hour of sleep through “Daylight Saving Time.” Some people like this, but others prefer when we lose an hour of sleep to stay lighter later in the evening. Here are a few pros and cons of gaining an hour of sleep.
The obvious pro: You gain an hour of sleep that one night. I never wake up feeling more refreshed than I do on that morning because I know I have that extra one hour of sleep under my belt. Another pro is that when you wake up in the morning, you don’t feel like it’s the middle of the night and pitch black. The sun is just starting to rise, so even though you may be tired getting up so early for school, at least it’s somewhat light.
One con is that it starts getting dark so early. I feel like I should be putting on my pajamas at 5:30 because it is pitch black, and then I often find myself less motivated and wanting to take a nap by the fire.
However, there is something about it getting darker earlier that reminds me of Christmas time. I don't know if it is just me, but something about it getting lighter earlier that makes me think of Christmas music, lights, and the overall aura of the holiday season.
Also, Daylight Saving Time happens throughout the fall and winter seasons which happen to be my favorite. I love cold weather and so when Daylight Saving Time occurs, it gets me excited about the drop in temperatures.
Overall, the pros of Daylights Saving Time heavily outweigh the cons for me. What do you think?