Tomorrow voters will have the chance to keep daylight saving or get rid of it when they vote on Proposition 7.
Kansen Chu is an assemblymember from San Jose. He says it’s time to move past daylight saving time and get rid of it completely.
“Outdated policy that are passed down by grandfathers or great grandfathers and it is time for us to revisit it,” says Chu.
Chu says in today’s time falling back or springing forward can be hazardous for adults and kids.
“When we, when people, lose one hour of sleep there is a big mood swing,” says Chu.
Christine Edmondson is a Psychology professor at Fresno State. She says Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D. for short is a disorder that has a direct affect on the body.
“You know if you are used to being a night person and all of a sudden it’s getting darker and you’re suppose to go to bed earlier you are not going to do as much in the evening as you’re used to,” says Edmondson.
Professor Edmondson says adults tend to be less productive when it gets darker because when it is dark outside Melatonin gets released into our brain. When that happens one could feel tired or sluggish.
However, adults aren’t the only ones feeling these affects.
“You might see a bit more irritability in the kids because they don’t have as many ways of expressing their feelings,” says Edmondson. “You might hear kids talk about feeling bad.”
Even if the proposition passes it would require federal approval to do away with the time switch.