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When Is Daylight Saving Time 2018? Changing Clocks To Spring Forward

09 March 2018, 02:05 | Marta Robbins

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Dr. Timothy Rummel a sleep doctor in Colorado Springs with Pulmonary Associates and UCHealth Memorial says the spring forward time change is the hardest of the two and there is data to back that up.

Daylight Savings Time actually started in Europe during World War I as a way to economize fuel usage. Then, in 1966, congress passed the Uniform Time Act.

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

We all know what that means - December sunsets at 6 p.m., instead of 5 p.m. Kids waiting for school buses in the dark in the morning.

Arizona, Hawaii, and the territories like Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa do not use DST. The Department of Transportation, which is in charge of DST and all time zones in the US, thinks so. Florida needs permission from Congress to secede from the union of time-shifters. Daylight saving is a man-made construct and one that's not observed across the world.

The concept of Daylight Saving Time was brought in by Benjamin Franklin to extend the days during the warmer summer months. Also, heart attacks spike after DST goes into effect.

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More than 63,000 people have signed a petition sponsored by the DST-hating website

Supporters noted that some studies suggest that daylight saving time changes can lead to an increase in heart attacks and vehicle accidents.

If Florida lawmakers have their way, the Sunshine State will spring forward and remain there year round.

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

Some people visiting the beach from out of state said the potential change could take time to get used to. Cognizant of that, most of the New England states contemplating a change made it contingent on their neighbors' doing the same. They also said disrupting sleep patterns with a time change can cause problems such as tardiness, fatigue, decreased motivation and decreased alertness.

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