17 Ways Daylight Savings Time Makes New Yorkers Miserable

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

17 Ways Daylight Savings Time Makes New Yorkers Miserable

Every year come the calls to abolish Daylight Savings time, and every year lawmakers decide they have other problems, so it looks like it’s here to stay. Daylight Savings might give us later sunsets and longer evenings, but it also gives us later sunrises, and crappier mornings. Here are 17 ways New Yorkers will be made miserable by this archaic practice:


1. For starters, you lose an hour of sleep

2. And it takes you about a week to get over that lost hour

3. And when everyone is tired, everyone is more cranky

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4. If you forget to set your clock, you’re going to be late for work

5. If you have a long commute, or a job that starts early, you have to wake up before the sun rises

6. If you’re a college student with an 8 a.m. class, we pray for you

duck falling asleep

7. Waking up before sunrise means you’re slow to start your day

8. You’ll hit the snooze button more

9. Which means you’ll be late to work


10. You won’t eat breakfast or pack lunch

11. So you’re spending more money on food by your office

12. You’re getting dressed in the dark so you might end up looking like this:

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[nadja robot/Flickr]
13. You can forget about your early morning work-out

14. If you have a dog, you might be woken up when it’s still pitch black out

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15. Getting up on rainy days will be especially difficult

16. All-nighters will feel much longer

17. It will get easier, but you’ll have to wait about a month



Cover photo credit: a.has/Flickr

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