March 13, 2008

where have the hours gone?

Daylight Savings Time started last Sunday (just in case you missed it) and the annual event, which now comes three weeks EARLIER is enough to make me jump on the Arizona bandwagon. This changing of the clock is brutal and it's the only thing that makes me despise springtime.

Now, there is nothing I can do about the tilt of earth and how the seasons change. And I don't want to change that. But, tracking time is a human invention and the decision to manipulate time and make it serve us is ridiculous. My body knows this and that is why, every spring, I go through a trip to the underworld. In short, I lose so much sleep that it takes several months to recover. I figured it out and the time change ends up costing me 15 DAYS of sleep. So, in the fall, when we "get" our hour back, it isn't even a drop in the bucket compared to what I've lost.

Today I couldn't handle the sleep deprivation any longer and I had to take a nap. I told myself I would just take 30 minutes so I could still make my workout. I slept for an hour. And I'm still tired. I wish there was a way to take a two week vacation and just sleep. That would help a bit. Anyone know how to take a vacation from life?


MangyCat said...

The only way I can think of taking a vacation from life would be to go into a coma or something. ;o) But since that isn't an option--maybe we could look on the bright side! DST could be our annual reason to take afternoon naps for three months. Now THAT is something I could get on the bandwagon for.

Sara said...

I'm always up for a good nap- but lately, there isn't time!

MangyCat said...

Yes, but see, for the duration of DST, there should be a national naptime. Then there will always be time for naps!