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Don't forget to turn back clocks for Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget to turn back clocks for Daylight Savings Time”

Many mainstream devices these days, from smartphones to computers, are programed to automatically adjust their clocks to accomidate daylight saving.

When the United States was hit by an oil supply crisis in the early 1970s, the federal government chose to extend daylight time year-round for two years in a bid to save energy.

Get ready for an extra hour of sleep this weekend as Daylight Saving Time officially comes to an end.

Turning back the clock Sunday pushes sunrise and sunset back an hour. However, it will get dark earlier in the evening. That extra hour sounds good, but new research shows it could come with a spike in crime. "It's very important for your brain function, it's really important for your sleep quality and it's a really important time giver for your circadian clock".

Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time starts in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

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Daylight saving actually wasn't signed into law until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson made it an official practice.

The time change isn't always smooth for children, but there are some ways to help.

This tradition of springing forward and falling back is in place for most of the US, with the exception of several places, including Hawaii and most of Arizona. For example, if going to bed at 11 p.m., turn your clocks to 10 p.m.

Most areas within the United States participate in Daylight Saving Time, except Arizona, Hawaii and territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.



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