Why, in 2017, is Daylight Saving Time Still a Thing?


When the seasons change, daylight hours shift, so if you get up earlier, you can make better use of the natural light.

But the downside of living in Alaska is the winters, when you get as little as two hours of sunlight (even less in some places) a day. The rationale behind that time on that day is that most people are at home, fewer people are at work and most bars and restaurants are closed. It's misnamed, because we don't really "save" or add any daylight.

In order to recall which way to turn the clock, simply remember the popular phrase, "spring forward, fall back".

The University of California at Santa Barbara in 2008 released a study that showed that periods of daylight saving time increase energy consumption and demand. Daylight-saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12.

Lucido acknowledged the fact that some U.P. residents would have to deal with a time change when crossing the border into Wisconsin.

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Maintaining good sleep hygiene is "most important", Walia said, and that includes ensuring you're making sleep a priority and getting a good 7-8 hours of non-interrupted shuteye each night.

"Losing an hour of sleep could have an impact on your alertness and reaction time when you are driving", said Sam Corea, a spokesperson for ICBC. I let the worry go because of my friend.

"A 2008 U.S. Department of Energy study reported that daylight saving time reduces annual energy use by about 0.03 percent", CNN reported.

The onset of World War II and rationing prompted Congress to make DST the law, once again, in 1942.

I talked with my friend, Justin Madden, about Daylight Saving Time.

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Daylight Saving Time is not observed in all 50 states.

But Willet did have a horse, and now here we are, about to set our clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time, something 84 countries will do around the world on a range of dates this year.

The extra time in the sun also increases the bodies vitamin D, increases serotonin and decrease seasonal depression in adults.

Arizona and Hawaii do not observe DST.

Standard time returns on November 5.

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