Does losing an hour make that much difference?
The Detroit Free Press obtained from the Michigan State Police crash statistics for the average Monday vs. the Monday after the time change, and the numbers are pretty crazy. On an average Monday in March, there are 1,022 accidents in the state of Michigan, but on the Monday after the clocks are moved forward, the average amount of accidents between 2002 and 2006 jumped to 1,396.
Between this and the cows being confused, it's lucky we're all still alive. I have to admit, though, to feeling so tired I might not catch up this week. I forgot to set my clocks ahead before I went to bed on Saturday night, so I had to do it on Sunday, being wide awake for the loss of an hour instead of sleeping through it.