End of Daylight Saving Time means an extra hour of sleep tonight

End of Daylight Saving Time means an extra hour of sleep tonight

This weekend get ready to enjoy an extra hour on Saturday night as daylight saving time comes to an end and we fall back.

Though we are "falling back", daylight saving time will "spring forward" March 11. Set clocks back one hour. It also means darker skies heading home from school or work.

For tips on how to prepare for Daylight Saving Time, refer to this information from the National Institute of Standard and Technology's time and frequency division.

DST was introduced in the U.S.in 1918 as a wartime measure.

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act into law.

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What's more, she said, all of our routines need to find that adjustment as well, including the time we usually eat and exercise.

On the positive side, WebMD notes losing an hour of sleep in the spring is more hard to adjust to than gaining an hour in the fall. Some studies show an overall reduction in traffic crashes and fatalities due to daylight saving time changes, WebMD stated.

1986-2006 - Daylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October.

Daylight saving time is not observed by Arizona, Hawaii and four U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

"Indirect evidence of an increase in traffic accident rates, and change in health and regulatory behaviors which may be related to sleep disruption suggest that adjustment to daylight saving time is neither immediate nor without effect".

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