No More Time Change

No More Time Change

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Craig Gibson started this petition to Provincial and Federal Government Officials

We all hate that Sunday when we wake up an hour earlier than normal. We feel sluggish, tired and maybe a little angry at the loss of an hour of sleep. Some of us who deal with mental illnesses like depression and anxiety have a hard time adjusting to this time change. Even when we gain the hour back in the fall it hits us hard. It is not easy for our bodies and minds to adjust to. And it’s not just those with mental illness that are affected negatively. It is a tough adjustment for us all. Studies have shown an increase in heart attacks, suicide and an overall lack of production when we lose that hour in the spring. Changing the time, even if it is only by 1 hour, disrupts our body clocks or “circadian rhythm”. 

The time change used to be effective in helping to preserve energy. However, modern society uses more energy with computers, television, charging electronics, etc...whether the sun is up or not therefore making the extra energy being saved from DST negligible. 

I think it is time that we stop the practice of changing our clocks ahead in the Spring and then back again in the fall. If you agree with me, please take a minute to sign your name to this petition and please help me in getting our government to change this outdated practice. Let’s keep it the way it is right now and stop us all from having two weeks a year where we are all negatively affected by it. 

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