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How to Adjust Your Sleep Schedule to Daylight Saving Time

How to Adjust Your Sleep Schedule to Daylight Saving Time

There's legislation in Washington and several states to make Daylight Saving Time permanent - though it won't be called DST.

Just hours before the clocks were due to jump forward Sunday, The House passed HB 1196, on an 89-7 vote during a Saturday floor session. Oregon's switch to year-round daylight saving time in 2021 would be contingent on approval from voters statewide at next November's general election.

Get ready, it's just about time to change your clocks. Before that, individual states could come up with their own versions of Daylight Saving Time, which, as you can imagine, was chaotic. India does not follow daylight saving time; countries near the Equator do not experience high variations in daytime hours between seasons.

This also means it's time for the annual daylight saving debate - this year, centred on B.C., which is considering ditching the time change so it can remain on the same time as California. The National Institute of Standards and technology sets the official time for the US and keeps track of when the time changes on its website. Before that, many tourist related businesses around Banderas Bay would set their clocks to Puerto Vallarta time to prevent confusion.

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, nearly all the clocks in America will "spring forward" for Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m.

North Carolina has a bill this session to create a committee to study the impact of daylight saving time. This change in daylight saving time observance was requested by local governments and political leaders to help facilitate commerce with the US. In addition, there are studies that show an increase in gasoline consumption during daylight saving time.

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Daylight saving time began in 1918 but the rules around it changed in most recently in 2007.

Premier John Horgan has said more people ask him about abolishing the time change than they do on any other issue.

If the prospect of losing that sleep already seems exhausting, experts have a tip on how to adjust: soak up all that extra sunlight as soon as you can.

Some research has examined daylight saving time's role in the workplace.

"Studies have shown many benefits of a year-round daylight saving time, which is why Florida's Legislature overwhelmingly voted to make it permanent past year", Rubio said in a statement.