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Sleep Savings Time

Correcting the Underutilization of a Great Idea
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While basking in the afterglow of an extra hour of Saturday night slumber courtesy of the end of daylight savings time, it occurred to me that here is a great idea which is being vastly underutilized. And so, I propose Sleep Savings Time. Here's how it works:

1. We set the clocks back an hour EVERY Saturday night. 2. We get rid of 48 of the 52 "extra" hours that would create by lopping off the 31st day from January (too cold) and July (too hot). 3. We let the other 4 hours accumulate until leap year, and then make the adjustment by making February 29 -- a dubious nubbin of a day to start with -- an 8 hour day. We declare it a national holiday dedicated to really, really sleeping in.

bestguesswes, Nov 08 2005


       Sweet. Not to mention, we get to have lunch in the moonshine half of the year.
placid_turmoil, Nov 08 2005

       From what I recall putting together the Halfbaked Calendar, someone suggested something very like this already.
DrCurry, Nov 08 2005

       A lot of occupations require the light of day (e.g. construction, farming), and if they start at a set hour, this would be a real hassle.   

       But if you work in an office or are a student, I guess it doesn't really matter all that much.
Cuit_au_Four, Nov 09 2005

       i had a similar idea that was along the lines of having a daylight saving day - essentially, some tuesday in june the clocks get put forward 24 hours, so wednesday is lost and the next day is thursday. Then some sunday evening in october the clocks are put back a day and we get another whole sunday. seems like two free days to me. and anyone with a birthday on the day that was lost gets it on the extra sunday.
roy of royworld, Nov 09 2005

       I think every other year should be sleepy year.
phundug, Nov 09 2005


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