It’s almost that time of the year again — daylight saving time is finally beginning. The sun will rise later and the sun will set later. Yay, longer days of sun! Find out when you should set your clocks back now!
Daylight saving time 2016 is almost upon up. Get ready for it to be a little bit dark if you’re early to rise and for it to still be light when you home from work, which will mean more time to get in those dog walkings and post-work jogs while the sun is still out. Don’t wake up an hour late by forgetting to set your clocks forward. Here’s everything you need to know about daylight saving time beginning this year.
Daylight saving time officially starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. So before you go to bed the night before, be sure to set your clocks an hour ahead, otherwise you’ll be running late all the next day! Of course it also means we all lose an hour of sleep so don’t worry if your body feels a little out of whack for a day or so as it adjusts to the time change.
Unlike most of the United States, Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa don’t practice daylight saving time. Lawmakers in Alaska, Michigan and Rhode Island currently have bills in the works to stop practicing the time change, citing the fact that shifting the clock has ill effects on the human body. Studies have shown that the rate of heart attacks, traffic accidents, and workplace injuries all jump slightly in the days following the beginning of daylight saving time.
The U.S. government started observing daylight saving time during World War I to copy the Germans, who said they were doing it to conserve fuel, according to CNN. After the war ended, the law was repealed. However, daylight saving time came up again in World War II to save feul. After that, it seemed to stick in the United States.
So don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this Sunday, March 13! Otherwise, you’ll be running late all day.
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