The end is near for daylight saving time. I'm not talking about this year, I'm suggesting it should be over forever. National Geographic cites three big reasons why we should forget about falling back — forever.
First, in the information referenced by National Geographic, there was no energy saved in areas that implemented DST compared the areas that didn't change their clocks. They even compared juicy before and after data from Indiana when the state standardized on DST in 2006.
Secondly, daylight saving time causes confusion and messes with people's circadian rhythm. We adjust our clocks (for no good reason) and it needlessly messes with our sleep schedules.
With no energy or financial savings, adjusting out clocks is nothing more than a confusing inconvenience that we can do away with. Until then, I'll keep boycotting it. As those of you setting your clocks back this weekend will rejoin standard time, I humbly ask you to also join me in boycotting daylight saving time next spring.
Remember, Never. Fall. Back.