Sunday morning Daylight Saving time kicks in and the clocks spring ahead, meaning we lose an hour.
Regardless of whether you like the time change or not, sunset will be one hour later Sunday evening. When we spring forward today, the time change will push sunset an hour later every evening, which for typical 9-5ers will mean more light in your life. The sailing day starting on Sunday, March 13, is under Pacific Standard Time.
Supporters of DST have shown research showing a decrease in auto accidents during the longer daylight hours and an increase when we switch back in the Fall.
A number of online petitions have emerged seeking to end daylight saving time in the US, including a Petition2Congress.com campaign that has been supported by more than 90,000 people as of Saturday morning. From the airline lobbyists to conservationists - there are many who say staying on Daylight Saving Time is a bad idea. That's generally when you take your eyes off the moving parts and are vulnerable to losing a finger. But he argues that could propel school districts to start classes later, more in line with the wiring of adolescent brains.
The change affects all states except Arizona and Hawaii. But some advocates and lawmakers are pushing to abolish DST, a change that could add as much as 200 hours of darkness to many people's waking year.
The director of the stroke center at university hospitals case medical center in Cleveland pointed out daylight saving time doesn't necessarily cause stroke.
If you feel the time change seems to be coming earlier now, you're not wrong. There are going to be some folks out there who didn't get the memo about daylight saving time. "War Time" returned during World War II, but states and cities chose their own time thereafter until the Uniform Time Act of 1966.
There are some states, like Alaska, California, Rhode Island that are considering doing away with the time change altogether. Other studies have seen a similar increase in accidents in the fall when we gain that hour back.