On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks “spring forward” for Daylight Saving Time in the USA and it lasts until 2:00 a.m. Sunday, November 1, 2015. The time change always starts on the second Sunday in March each year and the clocks should be set to 3:00 a.m. once 2:00 a.m. rolls around (technically Saturday night). Cell phones and electronics should automatically reset. Any other clocks will have to be manually set. With the clocks being moved forward, this means that many will lose an hour of sleep.
There are several states and areas that do not follow Daylight Saving Time and those include Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. The state of Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation in the northern part of Arizona), unlike most of the rest of the United States, doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time, and hasn’t for about 40 years.
So, where does Daylight Saving Time originate from? CNN reported:
The U.S. government started moving into and out of “Daylight Saving Time” during World War I to copy the Germans, who said they were doing it to save fuel. When the war ended, the U.S. government wisely repealed the law since it proved unpopular. During WWII, it came back — again with the notion that it would somehow conserve resources. After the second war, the U.S. converted factories from making bombs to making cars and consumer products. The GIs came home. But Daylight Saving Time just stuck around.
Even so, there are reports that versions of Daylight Saving Time started back in the 1800s:
New Zealander George Vernon Hudson proposed the modern idea of daylight saving in 1895. Germany and Austria-Hungary organized the first implementation, starting on 30 April 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.
If you go to bed before 2:00 a.m., you can always change the clocks before you go to sleep tonight to avoid confusion when you wake.
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