It's Time To Turn Back The Clocks

Many mainstream devices these days, from smartphones to computers, are programed to automatically adjust their clocks to accomidate daylight saving.

We all have opinions on daylight saving time, though truth to tell, I always need to stop and figure it out a little.

Enjoy the extra hour of sleep! However, other machines, such as your microwaves or cars, will likely require you to change their clocks.

Some additional states have considered doing away with DST, rather than changing the clocks each spring and fall, but it hasn't happened yet.

Some people hate Daylight Saving Time - really hate it.

Every fall, many of us look forward to - or maybe dread - the time change that makes for brighter, crisper winter mornings, even if they are countered by longer, darker evenings. One possible explanation: Making us all spend more time awake during the hottest parts of the day may lead to more air conditioning usage.

Daylight saving actually wasn't signed into law until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson made it an official practice.

This tradition of springing forward and falling back is in place for most of the USA, with the exception of several places, including Hawaii and most of Arizona.

Whether the method is dealing with it before falling asleep or after waking up, just know that when the clock strikes 2 a.m. Sunday that it will officially be 1 a.m.

What's more, there is evidence to suggest daylight saving time takes a toll on TV ratings.

Daylight saving time is not observed by Arizona, Hawaii and four U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Joey Payne