On March 11, 2018 at 2 a.m. California commences Daylight Savings Time. While early risers rejoice for the brighter mornings, night owls get an hour less of sleep. Twice a year The United States has to reset its clock.
Daylight Savings Time Fun Facts:
- People sleep on average 40 minutes less on the night they switch over to Daylight Savings Time.
- There are some parts of the U.S. without Daylight Savings Time: Arizona, Hawaii, the overseas territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.
- During WWII, the U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt implemented Daylight Savings to conserve energy when the days were shortest in the winter. The actual efficacy of Daylight Savings for conserving energy is unsure. At first, it caused so much confusion! (Especially for bus systems, rail systems and radios!) By the end of 1900s, Daylight Savings became more accustomed and accepted.
The switch isn’t automatic or easy; but we are all in this together.
Now, don’t miss that class or meeting –
This was your friendly reminder: set your clock an hour forward this coming Sunday at 2 a.m.