Daylight Saving Time: Should we spring forward and not fall back?

Daylight Saving Time: Should we spring forward and not fall back?

Daylight Saving Time: Should we spring forward and not fall back?

Let's turn back the clocks to look at the origins of daylight saving time and then spring forward to see if we still need it.

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10 - meaning the clocks will "spring forward" an hour.

Daylight saving time is fast approaching, which means it's nearly time to set your clocks an hour ahead on Sunday morning and prepare for longer days. Some credit the seasonal time changes to scientist George Vernon Hudson and builder William Willett, who proposed shifting the clocks in 1895.

States and territories are allowed to individually opt out of observing Daylight Saving Time. This could be the end of daylight saving time in Washington. He said that while there were no imminent changes planned in British Columbia, 'we are closely following developments on the West Coast of the U.S'. "The extra time of sunshine brings a smile to everyone's faces, puts a spring in our step, and offers a great reason to get outside and enjoy the outdoors". "First, missing an hour of sleep makes people sleepy, especially if their sleep time is already short the week before".

The U.S. began using DST during World War I to save energy, but it stuck.

During DST, clocks are moved forward one hour, pushing more daylight into the morning as opposed to the evening.

Boo, no fun. Even though a glass of wine or two may make you feel more sleepy, it can actually prevent you from achieving that deep sleep your body is craving.

As Sunday morning nears, do not forget to set your clocks forward by one hour by 2 a.m., or before you go to bed Saturday night. Europe came on board soon after, followed by the U.S.in 1918. Arizona and Hawaii don't observe DST, and neither do USA territories like Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa. It was also viewed as a way to get more people out doing things (namely spending money) during the week. "The risk of having a stroke goes up 8 percent during the first two days after the beginning of daylight saving time, according to one Finnish study", the American Heart Association says.

About 70 countries around the world observe daylight saving, but many countries near the equator do not. US Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are hopeful, however, that this will be the last time it's done in Florida, per a report by ABC Action News.

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