Changing Clocks For Daylight Saving Is A Waste Of Time To Many

Mike Colgan
November 02, 2018 - 5:00 am

It's that time again. Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, which means clocks will be set back one hour on Sunday at 2 a.m.

The practice of moving the clocks back and forth has been going on for decades. But many people say that it's high time to bring that to an end. 

"It's better just to be on one time, not switching back and forth," said Victor, a customer at a San Jose coffee shop. "Your body just gets acclimated to a certain time."

Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that don't adjust the clocks, but that creates unique disruptions.

"Spring forward, fall back — I've got to figure out when I can call my friends and family across the country," said Jamie, who lives in Phoenix. 

Gene, who moved to Arizona after 30 years in California, told KCBS Radio that his new state's timekeeping system is superior. 

"I don't miss it at all," he said about Daylight Saving. 

The switch has an effect on health, according to Dr Angela Anagnos at Sleep Medicine and Neurology in San Jose. She said it can take more than three days to recover from the loss or gain of an hour. 

"If you change what time society says you have to wake up, that's in conflict with what time your body is saying you have to wake up," said Anagnos. 

To speed up your body's transition, Anagnos advises spending time outdoors in the morning light, which will benefit your melatonin.