Year-Round Daylight Saving Time Bill Heads To Florida Governor's Desk

Nellie Chapman
March 7, 2018

We will lose an hour of sleep when 2 a.m. becomes 3 a.m. on March 11, and while some people love gaining the extra hour of afternoon daylight, most don't enjoy losing the extra sleep. During the winter months we see less sunlight, which explains for setting the clocks forward as the sun rises later and sets earlier.

Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead this weekend - daylight saving time kicks in Sunday.

Daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m.

Later in the year, residents will shift their clocks forward by one hour for the same reason.

The idea for daylight saving time started in the late 1800s in Europe. He did however come up with a similar notion of saving daylight time, but his ideas were not put into effect.

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Is it "Daylight Savings Time" or "Daylight Saving Time"?

The first time the United States adopted the practice was in 1918 during World War I. After the German Empire implemented a similar version with their people, the United States did so as well as a strategic measure to conserve fuel during the war.

The season to change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) is coming, and while most gadgets nowadays automatically adjust their clocks to follow this scheme, some may still be curious as to the exact time DST will take place. Two years after the legislation was passed, the DOE conducted the study to look at how Daylight Saving impacted energy use.

This odd practice is often looked on by Americans as silly and pointless, with most people just irritated at the idea of losing an hour of sleep.

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