How Daylight Saving Time Affects People Due To Change In Sleep Patterns



 People can experience sleep deprivation as a result of the one-hour time shift adjustment done twice every year because of daylight saving time.  When people have established their sleeping patterns, a disruption can cause them to feel the effects of sleep deprivation which can include a feeling of tiredness. Everyone has an internal clock, and this can affect one after the adjustment of one hour twice every year, and it takes some time for the body to adjust itself. When people are drowsy, they cannot be able to perform well in work or school. This can also affect their mood throughout the day and for some few days afterward.  This site has more info about the prevalent use of DST.        


 Sleep deprivation can affect one's concentration, and this can lead to people putting themselves in danger as a result of lack of focus. Some people are affected when their sleep patterns are interrupted, and this can cause driving to become a dangerous activity. If one is sleeping when they are driving, they can cause an accident, and this can affect people's life permanently.     


When sleeping patterns are affected, one can get fatigued, and this will make it difficult to do daily activities that one is used to. One will need to take proper rest to get rid of the fatigue that one experiences as a result of lack of enough sleep. Workers who are fatigued are not productive in the workplace, and this can lead to losses for an employer. Employees waste time in the office as they watch videos or simply pass the time and don’t achieve much in their work. Lack of focus can make employees make errors in their work which will mean more time will be needed to fix the errors and this can be costly for an employer. Learn more about the adverse effects of DST here. 


 Without daylight saving time people will not experience an effect on their sleep patterns, and this means that people’s internal clock will work as they are used to. This can lead to better productivity of people in many countries. When there is no daylight saving time, people will get used to this and continue their normal activities as usual. Some countries are affected by daylight saving time since they are the ones who make adjustments every year while other countries do not make these adjustments. It may be important to consider whether the adjustment is beneficial to citizens in a country and whether they are better off without it.  By checking the performance of citizens in a country after the adjustments, one can see the effects of the adjustment and decide whether it should continue. Read more here about daylight savings: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Daylight-Saving-Time

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