Thursday, March 5, 2015

Daylight Savings Starts This Weekend

When you go to bed Saturday night be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour. Daylight Savings Time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8.  That is of course unless you reside in Arizona or Hawaii, two states who have chosen to opt-out of the time change.
Daylight Savings Time originated in Germany during WWI as a way to conserve fuel used on artificial lighting. The practice was eventually adopted by the United States and occurs the second Sunday in March. Daylight Savings Time ends in the fall always on the first Sunday of November. 

Sleep experts claim that the average person takes 2 or 3 days to adjust to the new schedule since the change will result in losing an hour of sleep. To ease the transition, try to go to bed a little earlier than usual and stay away from caffeine. Expose yourself to sunlight as early as possible in the morning to help reset your internal rhythm.

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