There's no such thing as "Daylight Savings Time"

  • There's no such thing as

There's no such thing as "Daylight Savings Time"

If some lawmakers have their way, this weekend will be the last time to "spring forward" clocks an hour in SC.

The Florida Senate passed a bill that would make Daylight Saving Time the standard for the entire state year-round. Daylight saving time now accounts for about 65% of the year. The bill now heads to the house. He says Daylight Saving Time usually means a shift in the times customers come in. During Daylight Saving Time, more people travel to and from school and work and complete errands during the daylight. The pros include cooler morning jogs for runner and extra daylight after the sun sets in the rest of the Eastern Time Zone. An estimated 78 countries across the world observe Daylight Savings Time, however, Russia, India, China and Japan do not follow.

The "spring forward" and "fall back" practice was first implemented to save energy. For the bill to become law, Florida Gov. Rick Scott must sign it and the U.S. Congress must amend federal law to allow it.

The United States began using Daylight Saving on March 31, 1918 as a wartime measure but was repealed in 1919.

Remember the old saw that the time change gave farmers more time in the field? In Arizona, observing DST would mean using cooling systems for an extra hour and thus using more energy, defeating the goal. Hawaii, Arizona and several US territories including Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do not observe Daylight Saving Time, according to the NIST. Twenty-six states considered making daylight saving time permanent a year ago, according to Time Zone, a group tracking and promoting the effort. But before you catch up on your sleep, check out everything you need to know about Spring Forward in 2018 - including when it starts, when the clocks change, and which states are exempt!

According to the Better Sleep Council, 39-percent of folks are in worse moods following the time change.