Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Focus at Four: How Daylight Saving Time affects your body, brain

Focus at Four: How Daylight Saving Time affects your body, brain

However, most people will choose to "spring forward" their clocks before they go to bed on Saturday night.

The U.S. followed suit roughly two years later, though it wouldn't become official policy until 1973, when President Richard Nixon signed the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act, which mandated Daylight Saving Time across the country.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins the second Sunday in March and runs until the last Sunday in October.

With the changing of seasons comes the changing of clocks and the subtraction of an hour of sleep from your nightly schedule. Florida US Senator Marco Rubio said Friday he would introduce a bill next week allowing the change.

Many Canadians either love or hate this ritual, and in Saskatchewan, the central prairie province, they just ignore it, remaining on central standard time year round. This is the weekend when daylight-saving time begins.

The practice of daylight saving time first started as a way to save coal a century ago during World War I and continues to this day in an effort to conserve energy.

Clocks will shift back on November 4.

By 1966, airlines and other clock-watching businesses exhausted of such quirks and pushed Congress to pass the Uniform Time Act.

A few states want to get rid of the time change.

There have been numerous petitions and campaigns to end daylight-saving time or to extend it year-round.

It's a good time to consider installing fresh smoke detector batteries.

"It was established in the first place as an effort ot save energy, and that's no longer relevant", said Grand Forks councillor Christine Thompson, whose motion to ask the government to consult on possibly abolishing Daylight Savings Time in B.C. was adopted at the Union of B.C. Municipalities annual convention a year ago.

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