Daylight saving time ends Sunday: Get ready to 'fall back'

by Ray Hunter November 5, 2017, 1:23
Daylight saving time ends Sunday: Get ready to 'fall back'

On the Monday after Daylight Saving Time ends, when we gain an hour of sleep, the average assault rate is 2.8 percent higher than on the following Monday. Don't worry about your cell phones because they reset themselves. That extra hour sounds good, but new research shows it could come with a spike in crime.

This Saturday night you will need to set those clocks back one hour!

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"Yeah, I'll probably go to bed, probably later, just cause I get to sleep an extra hour", said Spencer Quesenberry.

Most areas within the United States participate in Daylight Saving Time, except Arizona, Hawaii and territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. To ease the change, there are a few measures you can take to help your internal clock manage the adjustment.

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But twice a year we are reminded that the ubiquity of this concept - originally adopted in the early part of the 20th century to harness the sunlight and warmth of longer summer days to decrease energy usage by keeping people outside longer - does not necessarily mean we have grown exhausted of interrogating its effects and usefulness. Apparently, New Zealander George Vernon Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in the year 1895. Some studies show an overall reduction in traffic crashes and fatalities due to daylight saving time changes, WebMD stated.

Daylight saving is observed in approximately 70 countries, including most of those in North America and Europe. Set clocks ahead one hour. "Most people preferred having the daylight in the morning".

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But some people may argue that Daylight Saving Time is necessary and makes sense. This position rests on the assumption that there are public-safety benefits associated with the increased light during evening hours associated with daylight-saving time.

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