March 24, 2018

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

09 March 2018, 02:08 | Kara Nash

The province said it officially begins this Sunday at 2 a.m. when the time is advanced one hour

The province said it officially begins this Sunday at 2 a.m. when the time is advanced one hour

Studies have indicated that losing that extra hour of sleep can raise the risk of everything from heart attacks to auto accidents, especially on the Monday following the time change.

What do you think, should we keep daylight saving time year-round?

Next week is National Sleep Week and we'll be hearing more from Dr. Rummel on healthy sleep habits and why they are so important but for now start adjusting the time change now.

Daylight Saving Time was established in the United States in 1918. Hawaii and most of Arizona are on standard time year-round. Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa also skip out on the clock-changing fun.

That's because the bill still requires lawmakers to ask U.S. Congress for approval.

About 70 countries around the world observe daylight saving, but many countries near the equator do not.

More than 63,000 people have signed a petition sponsored by the DST-hating website 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. Czeisler said that heart attack risk goes up 5 percent and motor vehicle crashes go up 17 percent immediately after Daylight Saving Time starts.

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You will eventually adjust to the new time, of course.

When do the clocks change in 2018?

"Many people they go to bed at usual time and they lose an hour of sleep and many different physiological systems are affected by that loss of sleep and the shift of circadian rhythm", he explained.

The "spring forward" and "fall back" practice was first implemented to save energy.

Nowadays, much effort is not required in changing clocks as in the US smartphones, computers and digital clocks all "spring forward" on their own.

The U.S. Department of Transportation oversees daylight saving time and all time zones in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Transportation says daylight savings time is important to many modes of transportation.

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