Why We Need to End Daylight Saving Time

As much as people are supporting daylight saving concept, a more significant percentage are still not agreeing to the idea. Those disagreeing to daylight saving believe that adjusting the clocks one hour ahead is a big waste of time. Besides, they believe that daylight saving time can create chaos and confusion and also consume more energy than it would have saved.

Here are the reasons for ending daylight saving time. One of the reasons why it is necessary to end daylight saving time is that it affect transport and travel patterns. People tend to encounter challenges when traveling more so when daylight saving time concept is put in place. With daylight saving time, public transport systems such as railways companies encounter challenges in standardizing their time since some places have adjusted their time to DST whereas others are observing standard time.

Another reason why people need to sign the petition against daylight saving time is that the concept affects their businesses negatively. There have been records of complaints from farmers in areas which practice daylight saving time claiming that their livestock are disturbed by the concept. For instance, the concept lowers the overall productivity of the livestock. The productivity of animals can be tampered with the introduction of DST since the animals will not comprehend the changes made and the end up taking longer to adjust to the changes. Daylight saving time does not only affect livestock, but also humans; for instance with the changes the productivity of employees decreases, more so in the first month of the change in time hence making it hard for all employees to adapt to the changes all at once.

Daylight saving time has also negative health effects. Some of the opponents of DST are patients suffering from cardiac-related issues and sleep disorders; they are against the concept on the grounds that with the changes in time on Fall, they tend to find it difficult to change habits to adjust to the one hour change. Medical practitioners are against the daylight saving time concept. Confusion happens why handling medical equipment and life devices in areas with daylight saving time since the devices are time-dependent. To avoid medical complications; experts need to schedule medication and appointments accurately.

Daylight saving has benefits to some businesses while others are negatively affected. Since DST results to more daytime hours, people running theaters count losses due to reduced clients who are out enjoying more hours of sunlight.

DST can also make people sick. Several studies show that DST to cause car accidents, workplace injuries, death, and miscarriages. If we want to overcome the negative effects of DST, we all need to sign the end daylight savings time petition.

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