Spring Forward to Daylight Saving Time

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Spring Forward and Move Ahead One Hour

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Spring forward because daylight saving time officially began today at 2 am. This means all clocks, watches, and so forth should be moved forward one hour. And, yes, you lost an hour of sleep. And, yes, we will have an extra hour of daylight. In case you are searching for that extra hour of sleep, you will have it back the first Sunday in November.

Two states, Hawaii and Arizona do not make these time changes. They both opted out of daylight saving time.

Many people have many different thoughts about daylight saving time. For example, Winston Churchill said, “An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with gold interest five months later.”

Harry S. Truman didn’t necessarily agree with Churchill. His opinion, “Daylight time, a monstrosity in timekeeping.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. took a different approach and said, “Love prefers twilight to daylight.”

The US implemented Daylight saving time nearly 100 years ago; March 19, 2018. The reasoning was that setting clocks an hour ahead would save fuel and money. However, researchers have found that the practice may fuel the use of energy. A study conducted in 2011 found electricity consumption grew as much as 4% after some Indiana counties began observing Daylight saving time.

When you go to bed tonight you will also need to reset your sleep schedule. Most likely you will feel your one hour loss of sleep for a few days. No worries, you’ll gain the hour back in November!

 

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