It's almost time to fall back!
Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 a.m. And yes, this is the one where you gain an hour of sleep. (Unless you're a parent, because your child does not observe daylight saving time no matter how much you'd like them to.)
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The wrong time for the next eight months because you don`t have to wait for an hour or two before t want to break out the instruction manual.
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The idea of getting an extra hour of sleep is exciting, daylight saving time can not be the most thrilling day on your calendar. However, the practice is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.
It was first published in the spring of 1918, and was only meant to exist during wartime. The practice was technically ended later that same year, but many regions continued to follow it.
The next major change occurred in 2007, when the Department of Transportation (DOT), which is surprisingly in charge of the practice, expanded to eight months of the year.
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The DOT was assigned the responsibility because of the switch affects so many modes of transportation. The agency continues to observe the twice-yearly time swap because of it.
States have the final say on if they participate, though. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not – the latter because it receives so much sunlight already. The islands of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands abstain as well.
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.According USA Today, 26 states are considering making daylight saving time, starting with Florida, but this change would require approval by Congress.
Research on how to do it, especially on the occasion of the advent of air conditioning – but at the very least, the extra hour encourages more time outside , And if you spend that much time working or sipping cocktails on the patio, a little more sunshine is never a bad thing.
Even Chip Gaines weighed in on the clock during spring forward back in March.
"I did not know #DaylightSavingTime what so controversial … I love it. Tweeted all the things I love to do, or have to do, but now with an extra hour of sunlight, "the HGTV star.
Enjoy your extra hour of sleep until next year.