The Monday after the "Spring Forward" Daylight Saving Time clock changing day is officially also "National Turn Off Your Alarm Clock" day.
Who says it's official? This site does!
That makes it at least as official as National Popcorn Lovers Day, which is different from National Popcorn Day.
(I love popcorn as much as anyone, but really, can't the popcorn people and the popcorn lovers people get together?)
Official Instructions for your workplace
So, the question I know you are asking is this: "How can I convince my boss to let me sleep in on that Monday?"
The answer there is easy. It's all about safety, and I wish I was joking around about this, but I'm not.
On the Monday after the time change, here's what science tells us will happen for sure:
- Heart attacks will go up. (New England Journal of Medicine, Sleep Medicine Journal)
- Traffic accidents will be way worse. (American Economic Association, New England Journal of Medicine)
- Workplace injuries will go up. (Journal of Applied Psychology)
- Strokes will go up. (Circulation Journal)
- Workplace productivity goes down. (Journal of Applied Psychology, and a helpful story here.)
So, really, your boss would be a moron to make you get up early, only to risk that you are either going to have a heart attack, have a stroke or get in a car accident. The absolute best case scenario is that you'll make it to work and be totally unproductive.
If your boss looks at you funny and says you must be joking, you can show him this post, or just this picture:
So, enjoy your popcorn (lovers or otherwise) day and be safe on the Monday after Daylight Saving Time.