AMERICANA: Coping with D.S.T. Lag

In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candlelight. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. —Robert Louis Stevenson

That simple plaint was shared by millions of Americans last week. It was the first week of year-round Daylight Saving Time, and millions of people set their clocks ahead an hour only to find themselves getting up in what did indeed seem like the middle of the night.

For many, it was a disconcerting experience. In McCandless, Pa., four-year-old Heather Campbell, awakened in the morning by her...

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