There's a proposal to switch Florida to daylight saving time year-round

Posted March 09, 2018

They also said disrupting sleep patterns with a time change can cause problems such as tardiness, fatigue, decreased motivation and decreased alertness. Specifically, the practice will begin at 2:00 A.M. on Sunday the 11 th, so it would be wise to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

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? But before you catch up on your sleep, check out everything you need to know about Spring Forward in 2018 - including when it starts, when the clocks change, and which states are exempt! DST supposedly would save energy and reduce reliance on oil imported from unfriendly nations in the Middle East because people returning home from work would not have to turn on their lights until sunset one hour later than standard time.

Remember the old saw that the time change gave farmers more time in the field?

If some Florida lawmakers have their way, you might never have to adjust your clocks to "spring forward" again.

Get ready to lose an hour this Sunday.

The clock-moving has also been shown to correlate with negative health effects, as strokes and heart attacks increase in the days following the clock change.

Daylight saving time was used on and off during World Wars I and II as part of efforts to save fuel. In the United States, the Uniform Time Act of 1966 mandated that Daylight Saving Time would begin on the last Sunday of April and to end on the last Sunday of October, though states could reject the idea by passing their own laws.

We got back to standard time on November 5. The official name is daylight saving time.

Arizona and Hawaii haven't observed daylight savings time since the late 1960s. IN did not start observing daylight savings time until 2006.