Get ready to spring forward as daylight saving time begins Sunday

No fair: Florida is trying to opt out of Daylight Saving Time clock changes

Sunday, Northeast Ohioans will lose an hour of sleep as we spring the clocks an hour forward.

What do you think, should we keep daylight saving time year-round?

Daylight Savings Time actually started in Europe during World War I as a way to economize fuel usage. Two other states, Hawaii and Arizona, have similar exemptions. While it was a federal act, states were granted the power to decide if they wanted to remain on standard time year-round. American territories like Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa don't engage in DST either. The change would need approval from Congress, which already lets Hawaii and parts of Arizona opt out of daylight saving time (DST).

What was the first country to institute Daylight Saving Time? The passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005 extended daylight saving time by four weeks - from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.

More than 63,000 people have signed a petition sponsored by the DST-hating website Taking some simple steps a few days ahead of the time change can make a world of difference for all of us.

Lawmakers in NY are also trying to end the insanity of Daylight Saving Time.

This can mean more electricity use and more symptoms of seasonal affective disorder - not to mention less after-work shopping, which takes an economic toll. Hoosiers in rural areas said "changing the clock at all is considered "unnatural" and "unhealthy for cows" at one point in the debate, as has it.

For many people, daylight saving time is less about “springing forward” and more about falling behind on their sleep schedule.

Because changing clocks in either direction disrupts our circadian rhythms, evidence of adverse effects on human health has been accumulating for the past decade or so.

The province said it officially begins this Sunday at 2 a.m. when the time is advanced one hour.

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