Time to spring to action: Daylight saving time in most of US

03/15/2016 04:00 | 67427

Time to spring to action: Daylight saving time in most of US

Proponents feel that this saves energy because in the spring and summer months more people may be outside in the evening and not using energy at home.

In 2007, another law was passed extending daylight saving time to where we are today.

To ensure you are not sleep-deprived before the change, he also advises seven to eight hours of good quality sleep each night.

Well, welcome through. Here's the thing though: Standard time is no longer the standard. Now, a new study has just shown that DST change is associated with a brief but significant increased risk for stroke.

The time change can be compared to driving west or east to a different time zone.

Well time for me to sign off...so I can get a head start on my shorter night's sleep.

Susannah Jacobson from Cumberland, Maine told 22News how the time change affects her. "Because I have to wake up earlier with soccer, and just throws it all off". The practice was first utilized in Germany during World War I as a means of saving energy for the war effort.

Once you head to bed a cool, quiet, and dark room which is well-ventilated provides you with the ideal conditions in which to sleep. Railroads forced the issue to establish order with their schedules.

Don't forget the clock in the cars. So time varied from town to town.

The Uniform Time Act of 1966 set the period of daylight saving time between April and October each year. In 1942, during World War II, DST was enacted again, but year-round.

Expansions of Daylight Saving Time over the decades have stretched it from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday of November, almost two-thirds of the calendar.

The sun sets over Alexandria, Egypt. The Brits brought daylight saving time to Egypt, but the country is now DST-free. He said in a statement that it's time to "dispense with this failed Daylight Saving Time experiment".

From energy use to our very health, here's a look at some of the mythology and facts surrounding DST. "For exactly five weeks each year, Boston, New York and Philadelphia were not on the same time as Washington, D.C., Cleveland or Baltimore - but Chicago was". Your body gets thrown off when you are behind or ahead your body's "normal time". "The situation led to millions of dollars in costs to several industries, especially those involving transportation and communications".

Want daylight saving time to end?

The start of daylight saving time is on Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 am (PST). If you have a little more trouble waking up for work or school on Monday morning, we don't blame you.


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