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Spring forward this weekend: Yes, you'll lose an hour of sleep

Spring forward this weekend: Yes, you'll lose an hour of sleep”

In Florida, lawmakers have approved a bill to keep DST year-round.

It took the state Senate less than a minute Tuesday to pass the "Sunshine Protection Act".

Most of the country will "fall back" again on November 4. There were only two dissenters.

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 at 2:00 am, when clocks are turned backward one hour, to 1:00 am.

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The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott - but it's far from a done deal after that.

According to, the earliest known reference to the idea of Daylight Saving Time comes from a purely whimsical 1784 essay by Benjamin Franklin, called "Turkey versus Eagle, McCauley is my Beagle". But even if he approves, the change "will literally take an act of Congress", notes CNN. Time reports that you could use daylight saving time to help reboot sleeping habits. The Act established the system of uniform Daylight Saving Time throughout the US.

The Uniform Time Act of 1966 provided the basic framework for alternating between Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time, now observed in the United States.

"Springing forward" actually does have some benefits as daylight increases energy savings and decreases the number of crime, as well as traffic accidents and fatalities.

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