Here We Go Again. Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday
Get ready to "Spring- ahead" this weekend. Daylight Saving Time returns on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 a.m. The time change to Daylight Saving Time will last until 2:00 a.m. on November 5.
And while there has been some debate on the state and federal levels, Daylight Saving Time isn't going anywhere anytime soon. So be sure to change your clocks this Saturday night or early Sunday morning before you go to sleep.
Here are some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time and some potential health issues you should be aware of.
Not All States Participate in Daylight Saving Time
Arizona and Hawaii are the two states that have decided not to observe Daylight Saving Time.
Stop Blaming the Farmers For The Time Change
Still today, the farmers and ranchers are blamed for the time change, even though they had little to do with it. According to timeanddate.com, Daylight Saving Time began in 1908 and was mainly used by farmers in Canada.
But Germany popularized daylight saving time after it first set the clocks forward on April 30, 1916, to save coal during World War I.
Daylight saving time became a national standard in 1966 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act, which was established as a way to continue to conserve energy. The thinking was if it's light out longer, that's less time you'll need to use the lights in your house.
Your Health Could Be Impacted
While a lot of people dislike Daylight Saving Time because it can throw off schedules. Some medical professionals believe it can lead to people getting a lack of sleep which could lead to drowsy driving and other health effects. So get your sleep.
No matter how you feel about the time change, it's going to happen. Try to enjoy the extra sunlight at the end of the day. And don't forget to set those clocks forward early Sunday morning.