Students adjust to losing an hour


Daylight savings time has a large impact on students. It can affect their sleep at night and performance during the day.

Amber Stedt

Daylight savings began Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m.  Even though some feel the day goes by faster, the sun does not go down until 7 p.m.  Students expressed how they felt about the time change.

“I lost an hour of sleep on my birthday, but it didn’t feel that different,” Madisen Tucker (9) said.

Daylight savings caused confusion to some of the students. Some students were stressed out by the time change and needed more time to adjust.

“Yesterday morning it stressed me out a lot because I woke up and realized I didn’t change my clock, so I was an hour late to school,” Gillian Suroviak (9) said.

Other students were affected by losing an hour of sleep in a negative way and needed the extra hour they were use too.

“[Daylight savings] made me really tired and cranky in a way. I don’t like it at all,” Kelly Shelton (10) said.