Daylight saving time scheduled to return
Though we know many of you will miss the hour’s worth of sleep that comes with the return of daylight saving time this weekend, we have grown tired of it being dark by 5:30 p.m. every day.
Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday. This means that, officially, time will tick from 1:59 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Most of our modern devices such as computers and smartphones will adjust automatically, but traditional clocks and watches will need to be turned one hour forward.
Unless you are a “night owl,” or simply want to stay up to turn your clocks ahead, you are probably going to set the clock one hour forward some time on Saturday.
The purpose of daylight saving time is, well, to save an hour of daylight.
In the U.S., the concept traces its roots to the Standard Time Act of 1918. With the latest expansion of daylight saving time that began in 2009, we have now reached the point at which we spend more of the year in daylight saving time than we do in standard time.
There are actually two of our nation’s 50 states that do not observe daylight saving time at all: Arizona and Hawaii.
While this is only our guess, we would bet this has something to do with how much sun (and therefore heat) those states tend to get through the year while observing standard time.
Despite losing that hour of sleep this weekend, consider the long-term positives of the fact that you won’t feel as though it is time to go to bed at 6 p.m.