Daylight saving time: the mere mention of the phrase is enough to send a shiver of dread down the spine of parents and shift workers. It's the day in mid-March that heralds the arrival of spring — at a cost of one precious hour of sleep and an inevitable adjustment period that can make the days following seem twice as long.
In recent years, calls to abolish the practice of time-shifting in North America have grown in number and volume. Researchers have found the lost hour leads to decreased productivity and increased numbers of motor vehicle accidents, and can exacerbate health problems among our already sleep-deprived populace.
Lawmakers missed their chance to do away with daylight saving time this year, so if you're feeling extra cranky and having difficulty getting back on schedule, just scroll through these photos of snoozing wildlife captured by members of our Photo Club; you'll be catching some zees of your own before long.
What do you know? It worked!