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Get ready to put a little spring in your step as we prepare to set our clocks an hour forward tonight before bed.
According to The Washington Post, daylight saving time arrives at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, so make sure you set your clocks an hour ahead. Many people consider daylight savings time to be the real start of spring.
Although we will all lose an hour of sleep, we will thankfully gain an extra hour of sunlight during the day.
Most states in the United States participate in daylight savings time. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not partake in moving forward with spring, reports ABC News. Other U.S. regions such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Marianas and the Virgin Islands also don’t move their clocks an hour ahead.
Many people get thrown off from the lost hour of sleep. Dr. Raghu Upender, medical director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center, says that it’s better to stay with your normal sleep schedule during this weekend.
"People tend to delay their sleep during the weekend and tend to go into Monday with less sleep," Upender said. “This can be exaggerated on the Monday following the change to daylight saving time.”
Setting our clocks an hour ahead on the second Sunday of March has been going on since 2007. Daylight saving time runs until the first Sunday in November when we set our clocks back an hour.
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