When Is Daylight Saving Time 2018? Changing Clocks To Spring Forward

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First of all we lose an hour of sleep which is more than enough reason to be angry.

Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 11.

"I like to adjust by 30-minutes leading up to the time change", says Dr. Rao, "that way you're ready to go Monday without much of a sleep loss".

The clocks on most smartphones and computers update automatically, which is wonderful for those of us who forget about the time change. During the earlier days, the clocks moved ahead by an hour on the last Sunday of April and ended on the last Sunday of October.

Given that hurdle, it is perhaps not surprising that while other states have discussed making daylight saving time the permanent law of their lands, none have managed to do it.

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Hawaii and Arizona already are exempt from the Uniform Time Act of 1966, which ensured that states observing DST began and ended the time adjustment on the same dates.

When Uncle Sam tells us to fall back the first Sunday in November, we do as instructed and turn our clocks back one hour to standard time.

Daylight Saving Time was initially enacted to save energy. The western province of Saskatchewan, which sits above Montana and North Dakota, lies on the part of the continent that typically observes Mountain Standard Time. Hawaii, Arizona and several US territories including Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do not observe Daylight Saving Time, according to the NIST.

An Upstate lawmaker's proposal for the state to consider dropping Daylight Saving Time passed the SC Senate and now heads to the House.

A man checks one of four custom, flush mounted clocks, destined for installation in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Electric Time Company factory in Medfield, Massachusetts, March 8, 2013. Staying on daylight saving time could have particular benefits in New England, which, as the easternmost region of a sprawling time zone, endures very early winter sunsets.