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Don't be the one who forgets to spring forward Sunday

09 March 2018, 02:07 | Damon Campbell

It'll take time to recover from hour of lost sleep

No fair: Florida is trying to opt out of Daylight Saving Time clock changes

Hawaii, most of Arizona and some USA territories do not observe daylight saving time, after being exempted by Congress from the 1966 federal law, the Miami Herald notes.

Opinions about Daylight Savings Time differ state-by-state.

We've finally found the issue that unites Democrats, Republicans and Independents. hatred of Daylight Saving Time.

Most of the Caribbean: Cuba, the Bahamas and Bermuda are generally exceptions, in that they do observe DST. If Scott signs the bill, Congress would ultimately be responsible for approving the proposed change.

It's nearly that time of year again to spring forward and move your clocks up an hour for Daylight Saving Time to begin.

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"We could easily avoid them by moving to year-round DST - that is, permanently shifting that hour of daylight to the evening, and then leaving our clocks alone", Jennifer L. Doleac and Nicholas J. Sanders wrote in the Brookings piece.

Daylight Saving Time was established in the United States in 1918.

Experts have advised the sleep-deprived to avoid screens before bed for years, but the advice is even more important when Daylight Saving Time kicks in. Also, according to USA Today, 26 states contemplated making it permanent a year ago.

What was the first country to institute Daylight Saving Time? Hawaii, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands have all sought and received exemptions.

She says that changing a sleep schedule to begin with takes time and shouldn't be done overnight. State legislators appear ready to abandon standard time during the winter months in favor of year-round daylight saving time. Heart attacks spike in the week after the start and end of DST. Hoosiers in rural areas said "changing the clock at all is considered "unnatural" and "unhealthy for cows" at one point in the debate, as IndyStar.com has it. The clocks on most smartphones and computers update automatically, which is wonderful for those of us who forget about the time change.

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