For crying out loud, please end the twice-a-year changing of the clock! For health’s sake (and sleep’s sake!), vote on Congress’ Sunshine Protection Act already! Why has it stalled for so long? Why does the government even have this authority? (That’s rhetorical, I know the history behind it.)
I feel like spring forward has especially become more of a challenge for me these past few years. I couldn’t fall asleep ‘til 2:30 a.m. the other night. Sleep is extra important for me on a medical level, due to seizures and epilepsy. It’s been a while since I reviewed the claims for legitimacy, but I’ve heard there’s a little rise in heart attacks when we change clocks.
I don’t care which one you pick at this point (OK, if I must pick one, I’ll pick daylight saving. Otherwise, the sun rises near 3 a.m. in the summer and sets about 4:30 p.m. in the winter). But please, just pick one! Pass something that’s practical and useful for we, the people!
Or is that asking too much? It seems the government never delays in bankrupting our future. How about our health?
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