Published: Sun, March 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

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

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

The opinions expressed in this commentary are exclusively his own.

On this side of the Atlantic, nearly all of Canada changes its clocks today, with notable exceptions being most of Saskatchewan, bits of Nunavut and those parts of B.C. where people are technically in this province, but think of Alberta as their real dad.

People should set their clocks forward ahead one hour when they go to bed Saturday night.

Data show that the semi-annual time shifts are accompanied by spikes in heart attacks and strokes, traffic accidents and work-related injuries.

If you're feeling sluggish after the time change, don't be afraid to take a little nap during the day.

How can I say that? OR would still need voter approval if the bill passes and all states will need congressional approval to make the change.

That's the most number of states with bills on the issue since the group started tracking the topic five years ago, said Jim Reed, who has been following daylight saving bills for the conference.

But why do we fall back each November and spring forward in March? Given what appear like hourly scandals in Washington that seem to suck up all the oxygen, I've chosen to focus my attention on the states.

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Daylight saving time has been practiced in the USA since 1918 when Congress passed Standard Time Act to conserve fuel during World War I. It lasted less than a year, but many states continued to follow daylight saving time changes since.

Most of the USA observes DST with the exception of Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. But every year when daylight saving time rolls around, you're probably reminded that it doesn't feel so great.

States can, however, switch time zones.

Many people think that daylight saving time, abbreviated DST, can trace its roots back to founding father Benjamin Franklin. This change in daylight saving time observance was requested by local governments and political leaders to help facilitate commerce with the US.

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

She says that younger babies will need to be woken up earlier to ensure their nap schedule stays regularly.

British Summer Time, as they called it, was so popular that when the Second World War broke out, they introduced Double Summer Time, advancing clocks two hours past Greenwich Mean Time in summer and one in winter.

While smoke alarms are common, the U.S. Census Bureau reports only 42-percent of homes have working carbon monoxide alarm. So, during a legislative hearing and in conversations afterward, I essentially brokered a compromise where CT would change only when MA and NY do so as well. It's hard to imagine that the task force will result in findings that drastically differ from the MA study. It's time to spring forward. The U.S. followed suit during World Wars I and II.

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