Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5. People will move their clocks an hour earlier, giving them an extra hour of sleep. The return to standard time means that we will have more night hours than daylight hours as winter sets in.

Advantages of Daylight Saving Time

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There is an endless debate about the benefits and drawbacks of Daylight Saving Time. Many people are against it because of the disruptions it brings, but others stand by its benefits.

Here are some of the perks of Daylight Saving Time:

  • Good for the economy – There are more daylight hours during DST, which means that people have an extra hour of sunlight before it gets dark. This affords more time to shop. For stores and other businesses, it means greater sales, which will lead to bigger profits.
  • Good for the health – People are more likely to get involved in physical activities when the days are longer, and increased activity leads to better health.
  • Less artificial light – Because daylight is an hour longer during DST, people can rely less on artificial light. This means that people use less electricity and reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Improved road safety – Since people get out of work while there is still daylight, they can see better on the roads. This translates into fewer accidents.

A common complaint when the time reverts back to standard time is that it gets dark early, which many people consider gloomy. If you struggle with the winter blues, brighten up your home with kitchen decorating ideas to bring the sunshine indoors. Visit Appliance Art to see refrigerator covers or dishwasher covers that depict sunny views such as beach scenes.