Debating need for Daylight Saving Time

British summer time 2014 ended on Sunday, October 26 and clocks went back an hour. But, all over Twitter we are seeing many tweets surrounding the Daylight Savings Time (DST 2014) being a waste of time.

In the UK the clocks went back an hour, and in a few countries Daylight Saving Time 2014 (DST) did end. But for those in America wishing to get an extra hour sleep will have to wait until November 2.

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Not everyone agrees with putting clocks backwards and forwards all the time, to the general public it means nothing but a waste of time. In some case studies it apparently messes around with sleep patterns, in some cases leaving people deprived of sleep.

One friend in the UK said his wife has one of those Jawbone UP wrist gadgets, which amongst many others things measures sleep. The UP is linked to her smartphone and it can detect how long she slept for, broken sleep and the times she was restless. Most nights she sleeps all the way through without any broken sleep, but he said this morning she checked her phone and the sleep pattern was all ups and downs, which meant she did not sleep well at all – Seems to be a little strange this happens on Daylight Saving Time (DST) day.

Many users on Twitter are saying Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a waste of time – do you agree or disagree?

There is this one website called ‘End Day Light SavingTime’, which also has a petition to sign. This website explains a lot about Daylight Saving Time.

Debating need for Daylight Saving Time