Daylight-saving time to see clocks set 1-hour ahead

Leroy Wright
March 10, 2019

Daylight saving time begins Sunday morning, meaning the time will jump from 1:59 3 a.m.

On the other hand, that same study found the risk fell about as much in the fall, when clocks were turned back. But to understand why they feel it's useless to them, it's important to understand why daylight saving started.

"We're on daylight saving time eight months of the year already", Riccelli said.

The Standard Time Act established time zones and daylight saving in 1918, but it was short-lived.

It would call for MI to remain in Eastern Standard Time when other states spring forward.

Unless California approves the bill (and the feds support it) standard time will return to the Golden State on November 3. "It's time we put an end to it".

The modern version of daylight saving time was used to conserve coal in World War I. This was originally so it would stay light longer, and people would need less heat during the war.

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- The entire southern hemisphere: A few countries, mostly in South America, do observe daylight saving time.

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

Get ready to lose an hour of your life, friends.

Brookings, for instance, seems to be on board with the year-round DST approach, saying the costs and dangers are associated less with the shift forward than the constant back and forth.

Daylight saving time (not savings, as many people say) begins at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 10. After the war, the practice fizzled out until it was implemented again during World War II to save fuel and resources. But some states are moving to join Hawaii and most of Arizona to opt out of a system that was established more than 100 years ago.

In practical terms, consider this a gentle reminder to change your non-robot-controlled clocks before bed on Saturday night. On Sunday, Floridians should set their clocks forward an hour. A search on returns hundreds of petitions mentioning daylight saving time, most of which appear to support abolishing it. 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.

"That's how fragile and susceptible your body is to even just one hour of lost sleep", sleep expert Matthew Walker, author of How We Sleep, previously told Business Insider.

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