Spring Forward

Spring Forward

On Sunday, March 13th, Daylight Saving Time officially starts. At 2:00:00 AM, clocks are turned forward one hour to 3:00:00 AM local daylight time. We will now have extra daylight to complete all the various tasks in our busy lives. However, this sadly means we will also have one less hour of sleep.

Although the official time change is at 2:00 a.m., most people will not have to wake up at that ungodly hour to change their clocks since most digital devices will automatically change it. However, if you still have an analog clock, it would be recommended to either change it before you go to sleep, or set your alarm one hour earlier the day before.

Daylight Saving Time was first used in Germany, when clocks were turned ahead one hour on April 30, 1916 in order to minimizedaylight_savings #1e the use of artificial lighting and save fuel during World War I. Benjamin Franklin hinted at the thought of pushing the clock back in order to have more working time, but it was not officially introduced in the U.S. until 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law to support the war effort during World War I.

Although the time change isn’t such a big deal anymore since clocks automatically change, one less hour of sleep is important to us all.

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