Daylight Saving Time: Should we spring forward and not fall back?

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Abolish Daylight Saving Time movements keep building. Will they finally succeed?

And that diminished ability to function can have some serious consequences. Lawmakers representing farmers introduced almost two dozen bills to repeal it; one MS congressman urged, "Repeal the law and have the clocks proclaim God's time and tell the truth!"

While Americans will be turning their clocks ahead for daylight-saving time on Sunday, March 10, 2019, for most of Mexico, daylight saving time does not begin until 2:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, April 7th. If that's the case, you'll need several nights of restful sleep to compensate.

And some research has even linked daylight saving time to certain heart problems, particularly for those who already are vulnerable.

In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson finally smoothed it out, making daylight saving time the law of the land. Don't worry, this is just for the next few days while your body adjusts.

That's because, unless a state passes a law specifically addressing the outdated, biannual tradition of arbitrarily changing the time to artificially push back the sunset, we're stuck repeating the routine every March and November. But sleeping times vary from person to person, and needs change as people age, so the amount of hours each person sleeps will be different. It can help to set an alarm to remind you when it's time to go to bed. Either way, the new task force won't be done until after we "spring forward" in 2020. Researchers believe the gasoline increase is due to people traveling to parks or other outdoor locations during the added daylight hours after they get home from work.

It's easy for the body to get out of sync, though. Or at the very least, don't make that Saturday night a late night. With a little preparation, you might be able to avoid those jet lag-like feelings altogether. British politicians moved to follow suit two days later and had set their clocks forward by the end of May.

A sleep schedule adjustment period is not the time to hit snooze.

Scott said the bill would "allow Floridians and visitors to enjoy our attractive state even later in the day, and will benefit Florida's tourism industry, which just celebrated another record year". One could be more productive, he argued, if they woke up earlier.

Well, the New York Legislature is not known for moving quickly.

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