Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m. Sunday.
“We’ve got cognitive disorders, dementias, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, early death, motor vehicle accidents”.
Some additional states have considered doing away with DST, rather than changing the clocks each spring and fall, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Most areas within the United States participate in Daylight Saving Time, except Arizona, Hawaii and territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.
“There’s some benefit to being in the same time zone with someone you’re dealing with in a business relationship”, Prerau said, suggesting the Maritimes would be under pressure to drop daylight time to stay in sync year-round.
It’s time to make like Cher and turn back time.
And then there’s the question of whether we need it and, if so, in what form.
While Thunder Bay, Ont. became the first Canadian city to use Daylight Saving Time in 1908, Germany was the first country to introduce Daylight Saving Time during the First World War on April 30, 1916. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
How can the transition be eased for minimal effect?
Originally adopted in Europe and the U.S.to save energy during World War I, daylight saving time has always been controversial, The Washington Post noted growing research now shows switching the clocks twice a year saves little, if any, energy.
A 2013 study in the journal Sleep Medicine Reviews found that the hour gained in autumn can lead to sleep deprivation for the rest of the week.
Depression rates declined after about 10 weeks; researchers said that’s because sunlight impacts the brain, and those studied were exposed to more sunlight at that point.
It’s time to fall back again!