At 3am on Sunday, November 3, 2019, clocks will turn back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) (or summer) time by moving their clocks back an hour and the start of standard (or winter) time.
This simple action will not only add an extra 60 minutes to their weekend, but also shift daylight back into the morning hours, making it a little less painful to wake up for school and work during the shorter winter days.
Which States Don’t Use DST?
There have been numerous attempts to convince lawmakers to abolish DST, both in the US and Europe, they have thus far been unsuccessful. Hence, unless you reside in Hawaii, Arizona, or the US territories, you have little choice but to “Fall Back” and enjoy the bonus hour this weekend! Health experts suggest the best way to adjust is going to bed at your regular time, even if the day is an hour longer. They also recommend exercising, so be sure to use Sunday’s bonus time for a fun outdoor activity, like biking, running, or hiking.
Happy Fall Back
The idea is to adapt our bodies to natural light and save energy, but many people doubt whether any significant savings actually take place. Studies analyzed by the European Commission suggest marginal savings of 0.5% to 2.5% in electricity usage. True, it is lighter out when we go to work in the morning, but darker when we go home again. Added to this is the impact on human health, as many people report feeling more tired and having greater difficulty concentrating in the days following the time change.
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