Spring forward: 2017 daylight saving time begins on Sunday

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According to Theresa Lee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the "spring forward" time change is often much more hard to adjust to than the "fall back" change because it means losing an hour of sleep, which could lead to circadian rhythm disruption. "One of the biggest problems in North America, when we look at issues around sleep, is just not getting enough sleep overall". Furthermore, you should try not to sleep in for more than an hour so your body can adjust over the next several days.

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This Sunday, March 12 is when clocks nationwide "spring forward" into Daylight Saving Time.

Hawaii, most of Arizona, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and America Samoa are the only U.S. states and territories that do not observe daylight saving.

According to the NIST website, daylight saving time is the part of the year when we advance our clocks by one hour, shifting the time of day in relation to where the sun is above Earth.

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Daylight saving time isn't just an American thing. Daylight Saving Time begins in most of the United States at that hour. Daylight Saving Time is in effect in the USA until Sunday, November 5.

While we still have time-change days, use the built-in reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors; the devices should be tested monthly and replaced every 10 years.

Plans to put an end to springing forward and falling back have bipartisan support in the Texas Legislature. Sen.

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The idea of daylight saving was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin, aka, the "early to bed, early to rise" guy, back in 1784. He says most of us are already sleep-deprived, getting between five and 10 hours of sleep less than we should each week.

After Indiana adopted daylight saving time statewide in 2006, researchers examined power usage statistics and found that electricity consumption there rose 1 percent overall, with a 2 percent to 4 percent increase in the fall months.

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