Mar
11

Spring Forward

SpringThe start of Daylight Savings Time is Sunday at 2 a.m., which means one hour of daylight is switched from morning to evening. If you ever wondered who is to blame or er, to whom credit for the idea should be bestowed for this rite of spring, that would be Mr. Sensible himself, Benjamin Franklin. He thought that it would be an economical way to reduce the cost of light. But the change wasn’t implemented until World War I as a way to save on energy costs. President Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act in 1966 making daylight savings time official, but the act allows states and territories to opt out of the time switcheroo if they choose- Hawaii and Arizona do not observe daylight savings.

Some experts on sleep advise to begin imagining that it’s Daylight Savings on Friday and then you will have two days to get accustomed to the idea over the weekend and will be less likely to have problems on Monday morning.

What do you think of Daylight Savings Time? Do you have any strategies for making up for the lost hour of sleep?