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Published: Fri, March 10, 2017
Health | By Bessie Ortiz

The history behind Daylight Saving Time

The history behind Daylight Saving Time

For much of the USA, the initial Daylight Saving Time (DST) lasted just seven months, with a few large cities continuing its use until it was re-instituted in 1942, year-round, for the Second World War. Many other countries would follow suit during World War I, including the United States in 1918.

Supporters at the time of the proposal argued the scheme would save energy by reducing domestic coal consumption. The change will occur at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Most clocks, such as those on cell phones and computers will update automatically overnight.

You should also have a look around your home to prepare it for the start of Daylight Saving Time.

Washington will continue to make the daylight saving time switch along with 47 other states - for the time being.

DST was first instituted during more agrarian-based times but has since been used to account for shifting daylight. Or, lawmakers could vote to get rid of DST altogether and keep the state in the Pacific time zone all year-round. Also, it prevents traffic incidents because people are driving around more during the light hours. One of the most important strategies is to continue the child's regular routine even though the time has shifted.

DST is Singular Not PluralBy the way, it's "daylight saving time", not "daylight savings time". By adjusting the clocks, we are disrupting that pattern because we may stay up until 10 o'clock at night, but [during DST] 10 p.m.is 11 p.m. and we aren't exhausted yet.

If you're not that much of a planner, Dr. Jain says just set your clock ahead on Saturday so you go to bed an hour early.

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to Standard Time on the first Sunday in November which this year will be November 5th.

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