'No good reason' for Daylight Saving says UW Medicine

Why Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

Why Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

"So hopefully people will take the time when we have a clock change to say, 'OK, if this little shift has me a bit off kilter, how much better could I feel if I regularly try to promote optimal sleep for myself?'" Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10, specifically at 2:00am.

Whatever your feelings are about the time change, at 2 a.m. this Sunday our clocks spring forward to 3 a.m. This annual event is exciting because it means Spring is just around the corner, but it's also a widely dreaded occasion, since it also means everyone will lose an hour of sleep.

The Uniform Time Act of 1966 established Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States and gave states the option to exempt themselves.

Germany is credited with enacting the first daylight saving time policy in 1916 to save energy during World War I, according to Time magazine.

- USA territories: None of America's island territories observe the time change. US territories Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not conform to DST either. People also report feeling disoriented and unproductive.

Trump suggests signing new trade deal with China
The president has twice delayed more than doubling duties on goods to give the two sides more time to strike a broad trade deal. The two sides are also trying to work out allegations that China is stealing United States intellectual property.

Well folks, it's that time of year again.

Polling shows fewer people find daylight saving time useful. In a memorandum to House members dated March 4, 2019, Diamond stated his intent to introduce legislation to "permanently place Pennsylvania on Eastern Standard Time and end the outdated ritual of 'springing forward and falling back'". We'll be on Daylight Savings Time until November 3.

"If you want to cut off 25 per cent of the productiveness of the American farmer, just keep this law on the books", Prerau quotes one agricultural lobby as arguing during an effort to repeal daylight saving time in 1919.

Of course, whenever you set your clocks ahead one hour, you are also supposed to make another change. Before it, many countries ran on solar time, which relies on the position of the sun in the sky. Its roots go back further than that though. A study published previous year found daylight saving time transitions may be tied to an increased risk of a common type of stroke. The bright light will help set your internal clock, which regulates sleep and alertness.

Senator Marco Rubio filed a bill to make it permanent nationwide.

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