Is it OK to give up an hour of sleep for an extra hour of daylight?

March 9, 2014 

We talked to parents and students Tuesday evening during Millstadt Consolidated School's art fair.

"No, because I get tired almost every day. Light is shining in my eyes at night then."

Hailey Neal, 10



"I think so. You can get more done during the day. Some nights, it's good to have the light. It depends on the day. I have karate almost every night during the week."

Bryce Fischer, 14

eighth-grader who is in jazz band


"I am not sure it really matters that I have an extra hour of light. I think it's better to have more sleep. I play a lot of hockey. I've been playing since I was 4. I go to bed at 9:30 or 10 and get up at 6:30."

Bryce Campo, 12


"I do like the extra hour of light. It makes me feel that you have a longer day. I have more energy. When it's dark, I am tired all the time."

Denise Campo, 43


analyst at a bank

"Sleep is always better. On a good night, I get 9 1/2 hours. I go to bed about 10:30 and get up at 7. I like to read. Right now, I'm on the second book to 'The Darkest Minds' trilogy (by Alexandra Bracken)."

Grace Higgerson, 14



"Yes, it is. I want to see that light when I come home from work. I am glad for daylight saving time. I am ready for it. I think everyone will have more energy. I know I will."

Pam Herbeck, 59


loan officer

"I just enjoy sleeping a lot more. I don't want to lose my sleep, but I want it to stay light more. I want to have more daytime. I like to ride my bike and play with friends down the street."

Alexis Herbeck, 9



"I think so. Just because I like to come home from work and like it to be daylight. I feel like I have more time to get things done."

Emily Morris, 43


secretary at Memorial Hospital

"I don't need too much sleep, but when I have school the next day, I have to sleep. I go to bed before 9 and get up at 6:30. If if have more light, I practice my basketball. "

Ella Morris, 9



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