Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Daylight saving time starts this weekend

Daylight saving time starts this weekend

World War II Britain outdid its allies by adopting "double summer time", setting clocks two hours forward, putting London temporarily in the odd position of being one hour later than Paris, creating what must have been a monumental headache for D-Day planners. By signing into law, President Lyndon B. Johnson set daylight saving time to begin the last Sunday of April and to end the last Sunday of October.

Daylight Saving Time will end again on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The United States adopted the practice of extending the clock in the Spring in 1918 in order to give citizens more sunlit hours during productive times of our day.

Next week is National Sleep Week and we'll be hearing more from Dr. Rummel on healthy sleep habits and why they are so important but for now start adjusting the time change now.

"It's going to be more hard for people to wake up", Rodriguez said of the days immediately after Daylight Saving starts.

Soem other states do not observe daylight savings time.

But changing time zones could have an economic cost, too, especially in a region like the Northeast, where millions of people commute across state lines.

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You may want to store up some extra sleep in the next few weeks because you are about to lose an hour of it.

"I like to adjust by 30-minutes leading up to the time change", says Dr. Rao, "that way you're ready to go Monday without much of a sleep loss".

The bill now awaits Florida Gov. Rick Scott's signature. The western province of Saskatchewan, which sits above Montana and North Dakota, lies on the part of the continent that typically observes Mountain Standard Time.

Arizona and Hawaii haven't observed daylight savings time since the late 1960s. Instead, it is up to each state whether they choose to participate or not.

Benjamin Franklin ("early to bed and early to rise") endorsed time change to save money on candles, and troops in World War I followed suit to save on coal.

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