Why do we have Daylight Saving Time?

However, it is also a reminder that "springing forward" means losing an hour sleep the next day. The pros include cooler morning jogs for runner and extra daylight after the sun sets in the rest of the Eastern Time Zone. Because of its relative proximity to the equator, daylight savings time offers no essential advantage to the state, which is on Hawaii-Aleutian time.

She says that changing a sleep schedule to begin with takes time and shouldn't be done overnight. If you're feeling sleepy, short afternoon naps are recommended for a few days after the time change until the body adjusts.

It is time to spring forward, so don't forget to reset those clocks. "So, we'd just do away with moving the clocks".

Georgia is one of the 48 states that participate in Daylight Saving Time to "make better use of sunlight" in warmer months. Daylight saving time was first enacted during World War 1 on March 19, 1918 as way to conserve coal, according to USA Today, though it was halted later that year. 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.

Benjamin Franklin did not propose Daylight Saving Time.

This year, the list of states not following the tradition could increase as Florida could join the list as a bill to allow the Sunshine State not opting to change clocks has been sent to Gov. Rick Scott to be signed. American territories like Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa don't engage in DST either.

The good part about Daylight Saving Time?

Standard time and the four USA time zones, it should be emphasized, were not decreed by government, but were established by the railroads early on to coordinate train departure and arrival times.

What was the first country to institute Daylight Saving Time?

  • Joey Payne