Chris Croft's Personal Blog

October 31, 2012

Why I feel tired when the hour changes

Filed under: Happiness, Time Management — Tags: — chriscroft @ 9:19 pm

In the Spring it’s obvious – I have to get up an hour earlier but I still stay up just as late, so instead of midnight I stay up till 1am because I don’t feel tired at midnight (it’s really only 11pm).  By the end of the week I’m stuffed!

In the Autumn it’s more tricky – I like the hour lie-in but instead of going to bed at 11 (which was midnight before the hours changed) I stay up till midnight because that’s what I always do.  And TV and pub hours etc etc all tempt me to stay up an hour later.  So it’s as if I have a week of partying late but then having a lie in, and that’s not very good.  Also I wake up an hour before the alarm clock, it’s lighter in the morning, and people with young kids get woken up at 5am instead of 6am – really bad!  And then my working day ends up at effectively 6pm instead of 5pm, (it’s called 5pm but i know it’s 6) and I’m TIRED.

So either way it makes me tired – so I say keep the clocks the same all year round……

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1 Comment »

  1. Whenever we change the hours for fall, I always feel so much more tired than when we change the clocks in spring. I think this has a lot to do with the shortened daylight. In the summer, when it’s 7pm I want to go out and do so much more with my day. When it’s winter and 7pm, I feel like winding down and staying in all evening. Even thought we don’t “hibernate” sometimes I think the time changes comes pretty close to the same thing.

    Comment by Stephanie (Bennis) Shirley — November 1, 2012 @ 12:21 pm


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