Daylight saving time: When to change the clocks (and why)

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Daylight saving time: When to change the clocks (and why)

Walia said the time change is more of a problem for those who are chronically sleep-deprived.

Even though we lose an hour in March, it's a much easier adjustment for me as the promise of more daylight hours after work and the prospect of warmer weather on the horizon make it much easier to deal with than the change in the fall. That means, if you stay out Saturday night until the bars close on Sunday morning, you'll watch your phone's clock go from 1:59 a.m.to 3:00 a.m. They don't use Daylight Saving Time for the simple reality it saves them energy to not have an added hour of daylight in the evening when people are active and using their air conditioning.

The U.S. adopted daylight saving time again during World War II and it ended again three weeks after the war was over. How could we forget "spring forward" and "fall back?"

Hawaii and Arizona are the only states to not participate in daylight saving time.

Before World War I. The first use of daylight saving dates to July 1908 in Port Arthur, called now Thunder Bay, Ontario. The DOT also says that DST is observed for reasons including saving energy, preventing traffic injuries and reducing crime.

The daylight saving time discussion - the annual annoyance or optimism that comes with moving clocks one hour forward at 2 a.m. - has raged for decades in the US, spawning unusual alliances between powerful lobbies in favor of and against tampering with Father Time.

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National Geographic documents some some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time in an article titled Daylight Saving Time: When Does It Begin? However, you might think twice about correcting someone, especially on Sunday. "He explained, "... it may take some people up to a week to get used to the new time change.

"So with a normal smoke detector, you would have to change the battery two times a year".

Changing clocks at this time prevents the day from actually turning into yesterday with the switch.

Some studies suggest the loss of an hour of sleep as we move the clocks forward results in health problems, an increase in auto and workplace accidents and increased appetites. Daylight Saving Time starts in Ontario on the second Sunday in March.

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed an act into law whereby Daylight Saving Time begins on the last Sunday of April and ends on the last Sunday of October each year.

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