It’s time to “fall back” one hour in observance of Daylight Saving Time. Rejoice, as this means you’re going to get that extra hour of sleep you’ve been mentally begging for over the last few months.
DST ends at 2am on November 2nd, so you’ll need to turn your clock back before you fall asleep on Saturday night (or risk arriving at church an hour before you had planned.)
Interesting fact: Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that do not observe daylight saving time. Other states are proposing bills to get rid of DST altogether. Why? One reason is safety. Parents are concerned about their kids waiting roadside for school buses in the dark.
So why exactly do we observe Daylight Savings Time? According to an article on USA Today entitled, “Daylight Saving Time: What You Need To Know,” President Lyndon Johnson signed the “Uniform Time Act” into law in 1966 in an attempt to take advantage of daylight hours in hopes of cutting energy costs. However, the verdict is still out as to whether or not we see significant changes via DST.
In the interim we’ll all snuggle up in our cozy beds for that extra hour sleep on Sunday, leaving this conversation to snooze in the shadows until springtime…or until we try to figure out how to change the time on our car stereos.