Your Healthy Family: Start adjusting to Daylight Saving Time now

No fair: Florida is trying to opt out of Daylight Saving Time clock changes
It'll take time to recover from hour of lost sleep

09 March, 2018

That means you'll lose one full hour of time and spend that first week perhaps groggy, disoriented and maybe even in a bad mood.

Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, although many people opt to set their clocks one hour ahead before going to sleep Saturday night. (Interestingly, Navajo lands in Arizona do observe daylight saving time.) Hawaii also refrains, because it is so far south it doesn't really have all that much of an effect anyway.

In addition to the time change, weather during this time of year can be a challenge for headache sufferers as well. If you're feeling sleepy, short afternoon naps are recommended for a few days after the time change until the body adjusts.

"Spring forward and fall back" is an easy way to remember how to set the clock when daylight saving times begins and ends.

The idea of losing an hour of sleep this weekend has ZERO appeal to me. It was actually a man named William Willett who led a campaign to move clocks forward by 80 minutes between April and October so people could "enjoy the plentiful sunlight".

The Miami Herald said the U.S. Department of Transportation is charged with setting time zones but states can still exempt themselves from daylight saving time, if Congress approves.

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USA law was amended in 1986 and then again in 2007, adjusting daylight savings time from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

Daylight saving time will end November 4, when we'll set our clocks back one hour.

Benjamin Franklin did not propose Daylight Saving Time.

Opinions about Daylight Savings Time differ state-by-state.

A bill to let Florida remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round passed the Florida Senate on Tuesday.

However, Florida loves itself some daylights saving time. Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands all decline for the same reason as Hawaii: The closer you are to the equator, the less seasons impact the length of your day.

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