Clock Talk: The Story Behind Daylight Saving Time

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The proposition still needs a change in federal law and a two-thirds vote from the state legislature to go into effect, CBS Sacramento reports. If you use your phone as an alarm clock, you get to skip this part, as the devices' clocks reset themselves.

Whether or not Daylight Saving Time is good kind of depends on your mentality. Your body will adjust to the new time as the days go on. According to Marketplace, the farming lobby was so heavily against the concept, they kept peacetime daylight saving law from being implemented in the US until 1966.

Overall, more than half of the province would rather that BC just remains on standard time year-round. Tennessee falls in two different time zones and borders eight different states, tied for the most neighboring states in the nation.

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The law applied to all 50 states, but they weren't required to comply and, in time, Hawaii and Arizona opted out.

The implementation of Daylight Saving Time is another complicated topic.

As far back as 1947, Robertson Davies wrote: "I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind".

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In addition to the two states that don't take part in Daylight Saving Time, a handful of U.S. territories have chosen to end observing the standard. Author Michael Downing wrote in his book Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time about how this practice spread haphazardly, and the nearly comical political debates that have taken place to keep the tradition going. One is whether changing the clock is inherently a bad idea, because of sleep disruption, negative health effects and the general confusion generated by a jumpy time system.

While Americans will be turning their clocks ahead for daylight-saving time on Sunday, March 10, 2019, for most of Mexico, daylight saving time does not begin until 2:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, April 7th. The bright light will help set your internal clock, which regulates sleep and alertness. While all you may get from that is that you're technically losing an hour of sleep, the practice will actually give you an extra hour of daylight. Either way, the new task force won't be done until after we "spring forward" in 2020.

One less hour (of sleep) isn't the end of the world but you may be a bit sleepier Sunday morning.

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"As we get ready to change our clocks and lose one hour of sleep on Sunday, we must be tired of the negative health effects of this practice", Chu said in a statement Friday. As if that weren't confusing enough, within the Hopi Reservation sits another small slice of the Navajo Nation that does observe Daylight Saving Time.