Why do we have Daylight Saving Time?

No fair: Florida is trying to opt out of Daylight Saving Time clock changes

Clocks roll forward this Sunday — how daylight savings time came to be

Come March 11 at 2 a.m. most of America will be "springing forward" as daylight saving time kicks in, giving us another hour of sunlight.

Floridians will change their clocks Sunday, but that could become a thing of the past under a proposal that cleared the Legislature on Tuesday. Hawaii and most of Arizona are on standard time year-round.

Senator Steube told the Senate Community Affairs Committee, "One of the barbers had young children and it had such a negative impact every time they set their clocks back [that they had trouble] getting their kids up for school", the Miami Herald reported.

But changing time zones could have an economic cost, too, especially in a region like the Northeast, where millions of people commute across state lines.

Dr. Timothy Rummel a sleep doctor in Colorado Springs with Pulmonary Associates and UCHealth Memorial says the spring forward time change is the hardest of the two and there is data to back that up.

As you think about the switch to Daylight Saving Time and losing an hour of sleep this weekend, does it fill you with a sense of dread or do you just plow through it?

Those trying: Florida just passed a bill to make daylight saving time permanent. During the earlier days, the clocks moved ahead by an hour on the last Sunday of April and ended on the last Sunday of October.

"However, the sections of the 1918 law, which had established standard time zones for the country, remained in effect", the library said. The rest of Europe and the United States soon followed, but the idea was unpopular wirh citizens and was abolished in America by Congress after the war.

Ancient agrarian civilizations used a form of daylight saving time, adjusting their timekeeping depending on the sun's activity. By advocating for daylight saving time, he did not practice what he preached of "early to bed, early to rise".

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