Daylight Savings Times returns on Sunday, March 8. That means you’ll have to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, March 7. If you still have any clocks that need to be set by hand, that is. If all of your clocks will automatically reset, you may just feel tired in the days following the time change without really knowing why. 

No one likes losing that hour of sleep but, if you sleep on a natural or organic mattress from Natural Sleep Mattress of Atlanta you’ll hate losing that hour of sleep even more. We understand and you have our sympathies. 

Do We Need Daylight Savings Time?

This time of year, the debate over Daylight Savings Time (DST) always heats up. Understanding why we started changing our clocks in the first place is important if you want to engage in that debate.

“The origins of DST lie in World War I. European leaders saw DST — wherein time would be advanced in April and then reversed in September — as a way to save energy by reducing lighting costs. In 1916, Germany and Britain became the first nations to adopt DST. The United States followed suit two years later, including DST in legislation that standardized the country’s time zones,” the  Washington Post reports. 

Polls indicate that most people would like to do away with DST. Farmers never liked it and parents worry about sending their kids off to school in the dark, but there’s always that vocal minority that pretends they’re going to do more after work if it stays light longer (go on, admit it). Mostly, it is retailers who want to keep DST. 

If your mattress is a little past its expiration date or if it just isn’t giving you the support you need, you may not mind having to lose an hour of sleep before getting up in the morning. At Natural Sleep Mattresses of Atlanta, we think we could change your mind with a wonderful night’s sleep on a premium natural or organic mattress, such as a Naturepedic, Posh+Lavish or Talalay latex mattress.

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