Should Daylight Saving Time be eliminated?

10 March, 2018, 00:54 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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This month marks 100 years since daylight saving time was first used in the United States, in March 1918. Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do not observe DST. Only local governments kept it alive.

Even if you can't do everything Finkelston advises in advance of daylight saving time, even ensuring one or two of the following recommendations are checked off will move you and your family in the right direction. Even for those with good sleep hygiene, there is one time of year when you are likely to be short on sleep - the annual shift to daylight saving time.

Critics of daylight saving time sometimes counter that summer days are longer to begin with, so there's no point in shifting more daylight to the evening. Meanwhile, the first 7 p.m. sunset wouldn't happen until May 1 (as opposed to early March, when we "spring forward").

Go to bed at your usual time after the time change.

"Try your best to get your child ready for these "new" nap times and bedtime on Saturday by getting plenty of fresh air", sleep experts Conner Herman and Kira Ryan told Big City Moms. It is hard to sleep when it is so light out.

"This means you should be sure to shut your shades in addition to shutting off your screens at bedtime", she said, referring to use of smartphones, computers and TVs, whose blue-light-emitting screens have been shown to disrupt our sleep.

Sen. Greg Steube, the lead sponsor, said Floridians are exhausted of going "back and forth" and changing their clocks, internal and external, twice a year. What might have been a necessary wartime sacrifice, and then a way to save energy by keeping it light in the evening, is a custom that literally can make people ill.

"In 1986, Congress gave us an extra month of daylight saving time".

A Stanford University study showed that fatal accidents increased on the Monday following the switch to daylight saving time.

But while some states have tinkered with resolutions and proclamations denouncing the forced time manipulations, Florida may actually start a movement, said Scott Yates, an entrepreneur who runs a blog dedicated to preserving daylight saving time year round.

The bill passed unanimously through three Senate committees and in a 33-2 vote in the full Senate on Tuesday. Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah) was one of the co-sponsors of the bill and it's an easy gamble Tennessee and a growing number of other states will adapt a "same time" bill next session, eliminating the clock change forever.

In New Mexico, we have written before about the noble efforts of Roswell Sen.

1945-1966 - There is no federal law regarding Daylight Saving Time. He wants the state to stop moving the clocks, but thinks a move to the Central time zone would work well, too. There's a great habit in changing every battery in the house when the times changes - whether they need it or not. In fact, there are compelling debates about the pros and cons of DST taking place throughout our nation with considerations of doing away with it. This weekend, we'll just be trying to get some sleep after springing forward.


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