The annual spring time change occurs this weekend.
This year’s annual switch from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time will begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday. You should set your clock ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday evening.
For example, if you go to bed at 11 o’clock on Saturday night, set your clock ahead one hour to midnight before going to sleep. It will then have the correct time when you awaken on Sunday morning. Of course, we will get back that hour of lost sleep when Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5.
Daylight savings time was initiated to save energy on artificial lighting and make better use of daylight. DST was implemented roughly 100 years ago, but conceived much earlier than that. Today DST is in use in more than 70 countries across the globe, affecting about one billion people every year.
Since 2007, by federal law, Daylight Saving Time now begins on the second Sunday of each March and it ends on the first Sunday of each November. Time changes take place at 2 a.m. local time.
Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. moves an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening during the warmer weather months.