Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 1, which means you will need to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night, October 31.
Daylight saving, or “summer time”, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour so that in the evening daylight is experienced an hour longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, users in regions with summer time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time.
Benjamin Franklin was the first to assert that candles could be saved by rising from sleep an hour earlier to make the best use of the extended daylight brought on during summer months.
It’s actually “Daylight Saving”. While adding the word “Time” is technically wrong, it is none-the-less abbreviated DST and generally referred to as Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight saving has not been adopted worldwide. In fact, even here in the U.S., Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow DST.
Did you know that that the hour of lost sleep in the spring due to the DST switch has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks? On the other hand, the same study indicated that the risk of heart attacks fell by 21 percent later in the year when an hour was added back to the clock.
27 percent of people have reported that the time change is responsible for making them late, or missing appointments. These days, of course, our smart phones (mostly) keep us on time.
So, before you head to bed Saturday night, set your clock back an hour and enjoy the extra hour of sleep!
Lou Rosenberger, Realtor | CalBRE 1955420 | 415.518.5286
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