Daylight Saving Time Costs Money And Frustration

  • Daylight Saving Time Costs Money And Frustration

Daylight Saving Time Costs Money And Frustration

Beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday residents across the United States, excluding most of Arizona and Hawaii, will "spring forward" by setting their clocks ahead one hour.

No matter where you stand on the issue, Daylight Saving Time does have a positive outcome for us Oregonians: an extra hour of light in the evening to spend outdoors. We can thank the energy crisis of the 1970s for extending daylight-saving time and making it a popular choice with nearly every state. It now boasts over 130,000 signatures begging Congress to "stop messing with our schedules" and to end the "antiquated practice" of daylight saving time.

And while twins born at 11:55 p.m. and 12:05 a.m. would have different birthdays, Daylight Saving Time can change birth theory.

States and US territories that do not observe daylight saving time include Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and most of Arizona.

Whether we "spring forward" or "fall back" the changing of time is as old as, well, time.

Changing clocks at this time prevents the day from actually turning into yesterday with the switch.

"We tell patients to start easing into this Daylight Saving Time a few days prior to when it happens", Walia said. The not-so-good part? When it starts, you lose an hour.

Daylight-saving time is a hot topic on Twitter, with people expressing both enthusiasm and disdain for the impending loss of sleep.

Who observes daylight saving time? You don't change your clocks. You might have read reports about how changing over to DST affects our bodies: Are we more likely to have heart attacks? In 2007, the federal government expanded Daylight Saving Time, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in order to reduce energy consumption.