We Change the Clocks this Weekend . . . Here's How It Might Affect You

10 daylight saving time facts and why farmers aren't to blame

In fact, over one-third of American adults sleep less than the suggested minimum seven hours a night and two-thirds of American teens sleep less than their minimum recommended eight hours.

"From an efficiency point of view I think the membership was at that point looking at workplace accidents, looking at productivity, they just got to a point where they thought, 'You know what, it's time to keep it on one time zone whether it's Pacific standard time or daylight saving time, '" said Dan Baxter, director of policy development, government and stakeholder relations with B.C. Chamber. I mean, isn't it bad enough we have to put up with cold weather, but we have to do it in the dark? Florida, in keeping with its outlier character, would secede from the national timetable and enjoy extra daylight after the sun sets in the rest of the Eastern Time Zone.

1784 - The idea of daylight saving is first conceived by Benjamin Franklin.

At the crux of these costs is the effect of the time shift on our sleep patterns. It's time to Spring forward away from all this winter B.S. It generally takes a few days for us to adapt to the time change in a way that allows us to fall asleep at our typical time.

Daylight Saving Time is 100 years old this year. As you can imagine, it didn't work out that way.

A CBS News poll a few years back (in February 2015) found that 23% of adults would prefer to have Daylight Saving Time year round, 23% would prefer Standard Time the full year, and 48% prefer to switch back and forth between the two.

Daylight Saving Time has been around for decades. The state would then have to get approval from the U.S. Congress to make the change from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time year round, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Don't worry, your 5 a.m. wakeup call isn't the new normal. Yet that is not where the costs end. Last year, Texas lawmakers tried unsuccessfully to abolish the state's observance of daylight saving time. We again examined internet search behavior and followed up with our own experiment. And, after reading comments on various posts on Facebook this week, believe me, we could all use a pick me up. On the other hand, during the day when there is sunlight, we want to be awake, and that is when levels are at their lowest. He served on Pittsburgh City Council from 1911 to 1939, and first became interested in Daylight Saving Time after observing Britain's use of it to gain an extra hour to tend their "war gardens" during World War I.

Maine, New Hampshire, and MA are also considering a time change, moving forward one hour from Eastern to Atlantic Time. The longer days are a sure sign that spring is on the way. And as our nation works to improve heath, the sleep messages are right: We all need to take action everyday to ensure we get the quality sleep needed every night, including the number of hours.

But some people find the whole time-change business ridiculous.

No matter your sentiment toward daylight saving time, accumulating evidence reveals that the costs of shifting to daylight saving time cut across society. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly for kids' sleep in general, it's essential that "your little ones stick to a bedtime routine that signifies they are prepping for sleep", Finkelston said.

People living in Arizona, Hawaii and the USA territories get along just fine without submitting to the bullying of "springing forward" and "falling back". Read the original article, here.

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