Get ready to spring forward for daylight saving time


Get ready to spring forward for daylight saving time

It comes around like clockwork. They need to be replaced according to the manufacturer's instructions or every seven years.

Daylight saving time isn't just an American thing.

But waking up Monday morning may not be so easy, having lost an hour of precious sleep and perhaps driving to work in the dark with an extra jolt of java.

"We generally see a little spike in collisions after Dayling Saving Time in the spring when people are losing an hour of sleep", CHP Officer Chad Hertzell said. "One of the biggest problems in North America, when we look at issues around sleep, is just not getting enough sleep overall".

Daylight Saving Time will end November 5, when we'll set our clocks back one hour. It was adopted for good in 1966, but Hawaii, Arizona (except for the state's Navajo Nation), and the USA territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana islands do not observe daylight saving time.

My grandmother, I recently learned, wrote a letter to the editor of The Pantagraph in 1949, advocating a return to standard time.

However, it's hard to say whether daylight saving translates into energy savings, according to several studies, including a 2007 Department of Energy study and a 1997 study on a residential home in Kansas, Live Science previously reported. Whether you're a runner, a walker, a fisher or a hiker, it can be a good boost to get you into the longer light of spring. Germany seized upon Willett's idea during World War I and became the first country to embrace daylight saving time to conserve electricity as part of their war effort. And a study that same year from the University of California, Santa Barbara found it might even increase energy consumption.

Daylight saving time officially re-emerges at 2 a.m. local time Sunday for most of the United States, so it's best to advance your clocks by 60 minutes before bed.

Get ready to move your clocks ahead this weekend.

With spring-like temperatures at our heels, it's not only a great time to make sure you and your family are kept safe in the coming months, but it's also an excellent time to make sure household items are properly maintained as well.



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