Daylight Saving ends on Sunday and that means that most people will get an extra hour of sleep. On Oct. 29, Web Pro News reported that clocks will be rolling back an hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning -- but most people just turn their clocks back before heading to bed on Saturday night. Most people in the U.S. will be taking advantage of the extra sleep but Daylight Saving does not apply to people all over the world.
"The federal government does not require states and territories to abide by daylight savings. For this reason, residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and a few other places will not be getting an extra hour of sleep come Sunday morning. America is also not the only nation to participate in daylight saving time; some parts of Brazil observe it, and both Russia and Japan are thinking of re-instating the practice in order to solve energy problems," Web Pro News reports.
Daylight Saving ends on Nov. 3, 2013 and while you might be happy about getting to sleep-in without losing an hour of your day, you might not be happy for other reasons. The "fall back" of the clocks means that it will be getting darker much earlier. In some areas, the sun will go down around 4 p.m. by the time the holidays roll around. Ick.
Most people don't think much of changing their clocks but there are quite a few reasons Daylight Saving Time exists. Some think that Ben Franklin's "Early to bed, early to rise" idea had something to do with it. Others believe that farmers used the time change to grow crops longer during the spring and summer. There is also an energy-saving theory that was started back in WWI. Whatever reason you believe, don't forget to change your clock!
And so, Daylight Saving ends and the holiday frenzy begins. Are you ready?
© Effie Orfanides 2013