Time Change: Daylight Saving Time Weekend Is Here

Posted: 7:27 AM, Mar 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-09 08:42:48-05
Time Change: Daylight Saving Time Weekend Is Here

It's time to spring forward again! Daylight Saving Time weekend has arrived.

Almost all Americans, except for those in Hawaii, most of Arizona and U.S. territories, will need to make sure their clocks move forward an hour. Meanwhile, Florida lawmakers just approved a bill to keep Daylight Saving Time going throughout the year in their state. 

Losing an hour of sleep is tough for everyone, but there are ways to make it easier on your body.

  • Don't excessively oversleep this weekend.
  • Consider a Sunday nap of no more than an hour.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine in the evening

Daylight Saving Time was adopted as a method of saving energy back in the 1900s.

When George W. Bush was president, the government changed the timing of the end of DST to coincide with the Energy Policy Act of 2005. That added four extra weeks to DST and moved the end to the first week of November.