One less hour of sleep, but hey, at least it’s on a Sunday morning.
This Sunday marks the start of Daylight Saving Time in the United States and Americans living in areas that deal with the antiquated time change will need to set their clocks forward before they go to sleep Saturday night.
A change in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 sets the start of Daylight Saving Time as the second Sunday in March and it continues until the first Sunday in November.
Officially, 2:01 am will never occur Sunday morning. At exactly 2 am, automatically set clocks – like those on computers and smartphones – will ‘spring forward’ to 3 am costing their owners an hour of sleep.
Daylight Saving Time was born in the Standard Time Act of 1918 but was repealed in 1919 despite a veto from President Woodrow Wilson. The Uniform Act of 1966 re-implemented DST but allowed states to opt out. Arizona, Hawaii, and the Eastern Time Zone portion of Indiana have chosen not to implement Daylight Saving Time.
For those that remember such times, clocks haven’t always set themselves. Alarm clocks made it to Monday with the wrong time so children often arrived at school late and parents missed those 8 am meetings – now.. we just miss that “one more hour.”