Daylight saving time starts this weekend

09 March, 2018, 02:06 | Author: Dustin Murphy
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Experts have advised the sleep-deprived to avoid screens before bed for years, but the advice is even more important when Daylight Saving Time kicks in.

Long story short. every defense I've heard in favor of Daylight Saving Time is pure bunk. Daylight saving was repealed the following year.

Congress passed the Uniform Time Act in 1966 to standardize daylight saving time.

I found an article at Forbes yesterday titled, "The 5 Reasons To Keep Daylight Saving Time Have No Science To Back Them Up" .

U.S. Territories: Because of their location, a handful of U.S. territories have followed Hawaii's "we-already-have-plenty-of-sunshine" example and don't observe daylight saving time - Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, per Time.

In 1974 and 1975, Congress extended daylight saving to save energy during the energy crisis.

Some states didn't but now do: In the past, MI and most of In did not observe the time change.

DST was used inconsistently across the world for decades.

It's nearly that time of year again to spring forward and move your clocks up an hour for Daylight Saving Time to begin.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to hold true.

The good part about Daylight Saving Time?


Some government studies have shown there is no energy or fuel savings, with some independent studies showing an increased demand for energy. You'll set it back one hour at 2 a.m. on November 4. Vehicle accidents increase after the spring time change because drivers are worn out.

The hardest hit group says Dr. Rummel are the night owls, those of us who are most comfortable staying up late and sleeping in. Heart attacks spike in the week after the start and end of DST. Restaurants, on the other hand, would benefit.

The New England Journal of Medicine published a report showing that DST might actually be harmful, because it disrupts sleep patterns.

But on the plus side, you get an extra hour of sunshine in the evening.

"We have a circadian rhythm [that] is coinciding with the time we eat", he explained.

Daylight Saving 2018 begins on March 11.

Farmers, in fact, vociferously fought the proposals, arguing they cut productivity and made life overall tougher for them.

Get ready to change your clocks again this weekend.

For most Arizonans, it means we'll be on the same time as states west of us, three hours behind the East Coast. That's down from 37% in 2013 and 45% the year before.

However, Florida loves itself some daylights saving time.

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