Daylight saving time is a relatively recent addition to the United States, only getting standardized start and end dates in 1918.
The beginning of daylight saving time means more than just losing an hour of sleep for you Sunday morning.
While daylight saving time was created to help extend the amount of time the sun is up, resulting in longer, brighter days, it does mean you'll lose an hour of sleep in between Saturday and Sunday.
Benjamin Franklin, the brainchild of DST, proposed the idea in 1784 as a way to conserve energy, said David Prerau, author of "Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time" (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2005). The U.S. followed suit during World Wars I and II.
As daylight saving time takes effect, the Washington House passed a measure Saturday that would make those later sunsets permanent in the state all year - if Congress allows it.
"There may be a lot of reasons why we want daylight saving time and why we don't, but the only thing I can say for sure is that daylight saving time should not be part of the Energy Policy Act", Kotchen said.
Even if one of the bills pass both chambers, however, that's not the final word on ending year-round daylight saving time in Washington. In fact, several attempts have been made in the past to change Daylight Saving Time for Arkansas. Some states and territories opted out, however.
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An expert with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute said daylight savings time can cause driver fatigue and hazardous road conditions as well. It will become Daylight Standard Time - a permanent change of the clock.
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But don't close your eyes before you've rolled your clocks forward an hour.
About 70 countries around the world observe daylight saving, but many countries near the equator do not. Its roots go back further than that though.
Two bills are working through the state capitol that would keep Tennessee in Daylight Saving Time your-round.
Floridians - like the rest of us - will just have to go with the flow, for now at least.