While many are happy that Spring is just around the corner, there is one downfall: the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and the loss of that extra hour of sleep.
Cities across the country will “spring forward” at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10.
Hoosiers should set their clocks one hour ahead before going to bed Saturday night. Firefighters are also suggesting residents replace the batteries in their clocks, fire detectors and carbon monoxide detectors at this time.
In the Spring, the clocks spring forward one hour to get the most out of the sunlight hours. As summer approaches, the sun begins to rise earlier and earlier oftentimes before most people have the chance to wake up. DST works to recapture that extra hour of sunlight for business and pleasure.
DST evens out that loss by adding an hour in the Fall.
DST was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin. Germany was the first country to implement springing forward in an effort to conserve coal during World War I. Other countries soon followed suit, including the U.S.
There are some U.S. territories that don’t observe DST, however. The time won’t change in Hawaii, parts of Arizona, Puerto Rico, Guam or American Samoa.