MoMA: The Value of Good Design

I believe the kitchen clock can fit into my toolkit to deal the problems I am focusing on for this project The deaylight saving time (DST) has lead people to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) including sleep problem such as insomnia and oversleep. Therefore, the clock with the timer function should be able to help people to sleep and get up regularly in order to alleviate this issue. Another function the clock serves is that they can switch it forward or backward whenever the DST begins or ends, respectively. In doing so, they can keep track of what time it is, even if the body tells the otherwise. Without the aid from the clock, people might continue to sleep in or feel exhausted at school or work, which worsens their lifestyle. In the first few days of the DST, people tend to have issues in traffic, sometimes serious car accidents, due to the hour loss of sleep. Notwithstanding, research results tell that people cannot take advantage of gaining an hour when the DST ends. Getting in the habit of setting the clock can help retain the circadian rhythm despite the changes of the DST. Regularly setting up clock for wake-up time can help avert lateness to work or school, especially during the winter. Likewise, setting up sleep time can eventually help people to adapt to the 24-hour daytime in summer, gradually eliminating insomnia. For this reason, I think that the kitchen clock can be used to solve the school or work problems regarding the DST. Consequently, it would become easier for them to maintain their circadian rhythm and avoid the symptoms of the SAD.     


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