'Sleep well tonight': How to prepare for Daylight Saving Time

British Columbians uncertain about purpose of Daylight Saving Time: BC Hydro

British Columbians uncertain about purpose of Daylight Saving Time: BC Hydro

But remember, most smartphones will automatically update themselves when Daylight Saving Time begins.

The modern version of daylight saving time was used to conserve coal in World War I. This was originally so it would stay light longer, and people would need less heat during the war.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to hold true.

"BC Hydro is about to embark on a study that we're hoping to release this fall to ask that question - does Daylight Saving Time actually save energy in B.C.?" spokesperson Geoff Hastings said. A study published in Europe in 2018 found a "modest" increase in heart attacks after the clocks change, with the effect more pronounced during the springtime shift. But more recent research suggests it's probably not saving us any megawatts of power at all. As a result of more fatigue, it could lead to poor concentration alertness behind the wheel, and it could increase reaction times for potential hazards.

The clock changes can also raise the risk of accidents by sleep-deprived motorists.

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The good news is the sunshine will stick around a bit longer at the end of the day. However, given that Pennsylvania is geographically situated roughly between the 75th and 80th meridian, our traditional schedules as they relate to winter daylight, and the natural idea that noon should approximate the time of the sun's zenith (hence, "mid-day"), Eastern Standard Time is the logical preference. Others say Benjamin Franklin invented DST in 1784, but his suggestion wasn't to change the clocks, it was to get people out of bed earlier-and he was joking.

Farmers, in fact, vociferously fought the proposals, arguing they cut productivity and made life overall tougher for them. Other European countries and the United States soon adopted it as well. That's down from 37% in 2013 and 45% the year before.

Time to abide by the adage to spring forward (though it's not yet spring). But if some thousands of people have their way, this will be the last time.

In Arizona, Daylight Saving Time hasn't been observed in decades.

"If signed by the governor, the bill will bring California closer to abolishing the outdated practice of switching our clocks in the fall and spring", Chu told The Sacramento Bee in June.

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