Florida Senate OKs bill for year-round Daylight Saving Time

10 March, 2018, 01:38 | Author: Diane Mills
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It was brought back during World War II, and then permanently in 1966, and expanded three times, including in 2005 - the slow creep of daylight savings to take over more of the calendar - from about six months of the calendar in 1966 to about eight months of the calendar today.

British Summer Time was first enforced in 1916 during the First World War in a bid to save money during wartime. Only local governments kept it alive. Doing this will prepare you for nicer days down the road when you'll be looking at riding 100 km or more for the first time this season.

Here are the five things you need to know about daylight saving time, from Michael Downing, who teaches creative writing at Tufts University and wrote the book "Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time".

Shifting clocks ahead an hour in the spring was touted by advocates like Garland as a way to save electricity and wring more productivity or leisure out of the lengthening days.

As I see it, if DST is going to keep us forever disoriented, why adjust our clocks forward and backward by only one hour?

It's time to spring ahead! The damage doesn't stop there.

Arizona and Hawaii don't use Daylight Saving Time, while California has observed it since voters approved it in 1949.

Because caffeine increases sleep fragmentation (leading to lighter sleep, or waking up in the middle of the night after falling asleep), cutting back on your overall caffeine consumption is a smart move. To make bedtime easier, make sure to get youngsters exhausted on Sunday.

"The annual change to daylight saving time is the ideal opportunity to make sure your smoke alarms are working properly", Hudgens said.

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- Some mornings, it will still be dark or close to dark at 8 a.m.

Loss of sleep can cause lingering damage, too, and Americans with Seasonal Affective Disorder could be hurt by receiving less light in the morning.

Critics say the safety and productivity benefits in the evening are countered by an increased likelihood of crashes or workplace accidents in the early morning.

Austria and Germany were the first countries to enact "Daylight Savings Time" in 1916, quickly followed the same year by the United Kingdom and much of Europe.

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

Another industry that pushed hard for extending daylight saving time? Rep. Rick Tillis, R-Lewisburg, asked the entire state become Eastern Standard Time year round.

However, while ditching daylight saving involves a state merely notifying the Department of Transportation, enacting it year-round is a more involved procedure, including approval by Congress. This means that sleep and public policy related to sleep could be influencing important decisions that should be impartial.

Drivers however should not rely on their bodies to provide warning signs for drowsiness and should instead prioritize getting at least seven hours of sleep before hitting the road.



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