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Last night we all gained an extra hour of sleep here in the US, which is definitely a great thing for most people, but we also have to deal with the fact that this new hour will be taken away once again in the spring. The change in time is due to the end of the much maligned use of daylight saving time. Daylight saving time is a practice of turning the clocks forward in the spring and back to normal in the fall, this process is used to basically take advantage of extended evening daylight during the summer. In the past, when this practice first began, it was beneficial for energy conservation and for the economy overall, but now, with all of today’s technological advancements, the practice is somewhat archaic. I personally don’t mind daylight saving time, I guess it is due to the fact that I have observed it my entire life, but it just seems to be a non issue to me in general. Many opponents of DST cite the adverse effects it has on human sleep patterns and in turn the human body, but I truly don’t believe a one hour shift will yield such drastic results in my physical health. I am sure that debates will arise, and arguments will be made, but unless somebody conducts a study that shows some sort of negative effect DST has on the money of major corporations, this practice will be here to stay for years to come.