Is Daylights Savings Time Really Saving Our Time?

By Elizabeth Tarsia

Most of you guys might remember the day in November when some of your clocks magically go backward an hour. Well here is a little background information and insight from different people on how this strange day affects their days following.

Jaden Schnoor a sophomore at Oregon City High School stated, that he did not like Daylight savings time due to his sleeping schedule getting messed up. Now 2 months after Daylight savings Jaden’s sleep schedule is finally getting back to normal. This is how disruptive it can be.

When speaking to Craig Tarsia, a driver and driver trainer for USF Reddaway, he stated that the daylight savings time messes with his schedule and makes him tired sooner in the day. He also stated that some drivers do come to work early when the clock is moved forward due to them not remembering or their phone not changing its time. When Craig goes to work around 6pm and gets home between 4-6am, the clock moving backwards makes it feel like he is leaving at night and still returning at night.

Here is a little background information, “The Federal law was amended in 1986 to begin Daylight Savings time on the first Sunday in April. Under legislation enacted in 1986, Daylight Savings time began in the US at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of April and ended at 2:00 a.m. on the last Sunday of October.”

According to Web Exhibits,  “Daylight Saving Time has been used in the U.S. and in many European countries since World War I. At that time, in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power, Germany and Austria took time by the forelock, and began saving daylight at 11:00 p.m. on April 30, 1916, by advancing the hands of the clock one hour until the following October.”

Another reason why daylight savings time was put to effect was due to the work force. With daylight savings time they are able to get more daylight to work. Daylight savings might have its benefits but it causes problems for many along the way.

Though many people like daylight savings, many do not. What are your feelings on Daylight savings time?



Jaden Schnoor Personal Interview Dec. 2nd, 2017

Craig Tarsia Personal Interview Dec, 2nd, 2017

Web Exhibits, Daylight Savings Time, Dec. 3rd, 2017