Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

In World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented a year-round daylight saving time that was commonly known as "War Time".

November 5 is this upcoming Sunday, and sunrise and sunset will both be pushed back by one hour, meaning early risers will enjoy an extra hour of sunlight. Don't worry about your cell phones because they reset themselves.

"When you gain an hour of sleep, you wake up in the morning and you just feel better about yourself, you can go about your day a little bit better", said Brown.

It's time to turn your clocks back.

When going to bed tonight, adjust your clocks back one hour. It isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the Congressional Research Service.

There are also increased costs to individuals, businesses and governments that arise from daylight-saving-time changes.

It's time for a change in America - a time change.

"The bright side of it, which is a pun, is that we will be waking up when there's more light in the morning", says Dr. Phyllis Zee, chief of sleep medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Apparently, New Zealander George Vernon Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in the year 1895.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended DST in the United States from 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March until 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November. Some studies show an overall reduction in traffic crashes and fatalities due to daylight saving time changes, WebMD stated.

Some countries refer to "Daylight Saving Time" as "Summer Time".

  • Rogelio Becker