Anyone else feel tired after the time change?

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  1. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I feel like crap ever since the time has changed, maybe its because it gets dark earlier now or that its getting colder. I don't even know why we even do a time change to start with, I was more than happy with it getting dark at 7 instead of 6.
     
  2. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    6 would be nice. I'm watching the sun set at 4:30 now, with it completely dark outside at 5. Have definitely went to bed earlier the past few nights.
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    What's driving me crazy about the time change is that I'm waking up early, on my own, about an hour before my alarm is set to go off. And then I can't fall back asleep, so I just lay there .. pissed .. for 60 minutes. :eek::rolleyes::D

    Never used to have that problem with the time change. Guess I'm officially getting old™.
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'm doing the same too. I used to sleep like a rock until the alarm went off, now I'm waking up early, falling back to sleep, only to be woken up by the alarm.
     
  5. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Yeah it's hit me pretty hard to. It seems easier to get up in the morning, but after lunch everything just goes down hill and 7:00 feels like 12:00 now. In fact, my eyes are drooping now as I typeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Not feeling any different here. Bed at 4am, up at 11am unless I'm working at college. Just gets darker earlier is all. But hey I love the night anyways so it's no problem for me.
     
  7. Zombie Acorn thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats usually close to my schedule unless a client calls in the morning. After the time change though I am out at around 2 and waking up at 8 for some reason.
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    +2

    It's to save energy. Ties business hours more closely to daylight hours. The worst time is now, right after switching back to Standard Time. It's not as bad when we switch to Daylight Savings, 'cause the Sun is up there longer.
     
  9. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

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    I actually like it. It'd be 7:20 right now, but it's only 6:20 :D

    Funny thing is it actually felt we had lost an hour on Sat.
     
  10. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I like it.

    Early on the day (Around 7 AM), when I'm walking to school the sun is up, and shining.

    But what I don't like is that it gets dark around 4:30....and since I can never do homework whenever it's dark outside (I don't know why, I just need natural light to do homework, unless I absolutely force myself, when I have a lot of homework), I have to basically cram all my homework in that hour and a half of when I get back from school.
     
  11. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Crap, that's a lot of homework! hour and a half? Ewwww! lol :)
     
  12. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    heh. I'm normally done with it in like 15 minutes :).
     
  13. Azmordean macrumors 6502

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    I don't like the time change. I wish DST was just permanent - I'd rather it be dark in the morning than after work! There's something I hate about it being dark out before I even leave the office. But the reasoning goes, for kids who walk to school and such, it's important to have some daylight in the morning hours. Oh well!

    I also find I am waking up too early now.
     
  14. noaccess macrumors 6502

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    When I was in school, starting right with the first grade, I had at least 4 hours of homework each day, and the teacher insisted that somehow even 4 hours didn't equal enough dedication :eek:

    As for the time change... I don't really mind it.
     
  15. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Same here! It's depressing I think.

    It was started for the farmers so they would have more light during the day to tend to crops, etc.
     
  16. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Same here too. I love the bus ride home when its dark. It winds all around the hills and valleys for an hour and a half. Just kick back with the iPod on...
    Best time of my working day!
    This probably makes me slightly mad.
     
  17. nick1516 macrumors 6502a

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    Not for me. But then again, I didn't normally go to bed before 1-2 before the time change, so that might have something to do with it.
     
  18. 7254278 macrumors 68020

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    The time change does suck. . . But I agree with you James, nothing better then being on a bus, half empty dark, relaxed with some good tunes. It was beautiful when I was in Cardiff, great scenery but here in NYC, I am always in a subway, I do miss the busses, used to be the best time of my day.
     
  19. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Wait, what?! All of this could have been avoided if the farmers just woke themselves up an hour early? So instead, we have to wake a good majority of society up an hour early?!?! Le Sigh :D
     
  20. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    I fall victim to seasonal depression when the days get shorter, so yeah...I'm mopey and tired. :eek:
     
  21. donga macrumors 6502a

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    what time change? come to arizona and never change your clock again ;)
     
  22. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Ha! An urban myth in the purest sense, in response to another urban myth. All the farm folks I've spoken to about DST hate it and blame it on city dwellers. Here's what Wikipedia has to say:

    The link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_savings_time
     

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