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Daylight Saving Time will end November 5, when we'll set our clocks back one hour.

DST will begin in the U.S.at 2 a.m. local time [7:00 a.m. GMT], when Americans will turn their clocks forward one hour.

With DST, we spend more time in sunshine and less in the dark.

Regardless of the possible changes, daylight saving time is happening this weekend, and we'll get an extra hour of sunlight while anxiously awaiting the start of spring.

Still, the longer days and the beginning of daylight saving time are associated with the end of the SAD (seasonal affected disorder) season, giving people an extra hour of daylight to enjoy after they got off work.

This practice of advancing the clock one hour in spring and back again in fall was instituted in the US during WWI to conserve energy for war resources. Researchers said there are more auto crashes, strokes and heart attacks the days following time change. History speaks that DST started in World War I as a way to conserve energy by decreasing the consumption of light by extending daylight time.

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Daylight saving time is supposed to allow us to enjoy more light during the long summer days, but the change in sleep patterns can do more than leave you exhausted and grumpy.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, there are some practical tips to make sure you get a good night of sleep, including eliminating artificial light a few hours before bed, avoiding any type of dream-provoking entertainment like crime shows and creating a nightly routine. The change will push sunsets later into the evening hours, at the cost of temporarily disrupting the sleep of millions of Americans. Most of the United States participates in the practice of adjusting clocks, although in the last 10 years numerous polls and surveys have been distributed to citizens regarding the banning of the DST.

Montana's State Senator Ryan Osmundson (R-Buffalo) introduced a bill in the state Legislature to exempt Montana from the time-change. We're done falling back, or at least that's what Father Time is insisting. The sunrise situation would actually be worse for most people.

It could be that the combined stress of a typical back-to-work Monday and that hour of lost sleep is particularly hard on people who are already vulnerable to heart problems, say the study authors.

Did you make it to church or brunch on time Sunday morning, March 12?


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