According to Marketplace, the premise of Daylight Saving Time totally backfired from the get-go, and people just use more energy later in the day, but the USA has been stuck with the whole spring forward, fall back, thing ever since.
The change, which runs until November 3, means people lose one hour of sleep, but gain an extra hour of daylight in the evenings. No more switching back and forth, no more confusion, no more spending time adjusting dozens of clocks in your house or office.
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. Especially if you keep your routine to the same time frame.
"Even though it's hard sometimes when we are sleepy to turn on the light or go into a very bright environment, I highly suggest that will be the way that your biological clock will adapt more rapidly".
This change could affect El Paso commuters whose clocks are on Mountain time, forcing students to get up an hour earlier to get to class on time. This can help reset your circadian rhythm and cue your body to sleep earlier Sunday; thus, helping to minimize sleep loss from the time change.
A set time zone could be in the works for the West Coast. "Subsequently, notwithstanding subdivision (b), the daylight saving time period will not end and will apply year-round".
"Another tragic year is underway in New York State and FASNY believes it is time for a change", said FASNY President Steven E. Klein. That's why residents of Hawaii, Arizona and the territory of Puerto Rico don't have to change their clocks.
It's that time of year again.
Other states like New Mexico, Maine, Massachusetts and Florida, are considering proposals to stay on daylight saving time permanently. "Reflecting the will of the State of Florida, I'm proud to reintroduce this bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent nationally", Rubio said in a statement. Last month, a handful of citizens came forward during public hearings to oppose the proposed axing of Pacific Standard Time. No, seriously. The idea was thrown around and unofficially observed for years, but was officially enacted for the first time during WWI - March 19, 1918 - as a way to conserve coal. In 2006, a University of California Santa Barbara study found that when IN moved to statewide daylight saving time that year, there was a one percent rise IN residential electricity use due to the increased evening use of air conditioning. "I think in the hierarchy of importance, this is just not up there".