So set your clocks an hour ahead before you hit the bed.
Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, so we lose an hour of sleep this weekend. A study found that on the Monday after the shift to Daylight Saving Time, employees spent more time procrastinating and wasting time on the Internet at work.
It seems like DST has been around for centuries. William Willett first proposed changing clocks in England in 1908, but Germany, seeking to save on energy costs during World War I, was the first country to enact the practice in 1915, followed by the USA and other nations in 1918. The biannual clock-tinkering ritual began in Europe two years earlier, and eventually made its way across the pond as a way to save coal and energy during World War I. When countries realized what Germany was doing, they soon followed suit. Health and safety officials also contend there's slightly less crime and fewer traffic fatalities during daylight-saving time, thanks to more light in the evening.
More than 70 countries around the world use DST, and their schedules for implementation vary. There are other states that perhaps shouldn't follow it because it serves virtually no objective. Most countries are on it for six months. Already people living in Arizona, Hawaii and the USA territories do not change their clocks.
Saskatchewan is the only province where residents don't change their clocks.
For nearly half the school year, it would also mean thousands more children would go to school in the dark.
It is ludicrous to think that DST makes an extra hour of natural light available to anyone.
Although Germany was the first place to utilize DST, New York City kept using it after World War I. Since New York City is so well known to the rest of the world, other places made a decision to keep using it as well. Historically, there were no uniform rules for DST from 1945 to 1966. Whatever light-bill savings DST might have been produced in the 1970s have been swamped by commuters turning down their thermostats an hour earlier at the end of hot summer days. Today, more health professionals along with related associations are speaking out about the impact.
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But it's a little late for a last-minute weekend camping trip (and it's still very cold in much of the US). According to CNN, the overall rate for stroke was 8% higher in those two following days.
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Changing the time zone can not be done alone.
Drivers however should not rely on their bodies to provide warning signs for drowsiness and should instead prioritize getting at least seven hours of sleep before hitting the road.
If the late sunlight isn't your thing, the clocks turn back at 2 a.m. November 4.
It's when it would likely be most convenient.
Consider blackout curtains. "They're a good investment for this time of year, and moving forward, there will be other times when you will be glad to have them, especially when your child is sick", she said.
These discussions are driving more people to wonder, "It's only an hour, what's the big deal?" "There are a lot of pros to daylight saving time, but Im not hearing much discussion in Florida about the cons". Candymakers, Downing said: They calculated they would sell more candy if Halloween trick-or-treating happened in daylight. US and Canadian time zones were adopted in 1883 to reduce confusion at railroad terminals. He also pointed to the actions of the Florida Legislature. Robbery rates at sunset decrease about 27% in the following weeks.