March 09, 2019

Get Ready for Clock Confusion

Daylight Saving Time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Clocks are adjusted forward one hour close to the start of spring (on March 10th this year) and adjusted backward in the autumn to standard time.

The effect is to cause a loss of one hour of sleep in the spring and an extra hour of sleep in the fall. The clock shifts sometimes complicate timekeeping and can disrupt travel, billing, record keeping, medical devices, and sleep patterns. Computer software often adjusts clocks automatically.

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