When Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends, we often feel like vampires receding into our coffins. Spring is over and the chill of the fall air adds an ominous feel to the returning darkness. But wow, that extra hour of sunlight was worth it. Now, when is Daylight Savings 2018? This year, Daylight Savings will come to an end on November 4th at 2 a.m. Clocks will turn backward to 1 a.m. and we gain an hour of sleep.
The day after we change our clocks, we immediately notice a difference, and so do our bodies. A March 2017 CNN article states that a 2016 study showed that the slight time change in and out of DST can throw off our circadian clock and cause health risks as severe as strokes.
Some states are currently in debate over whether or not to keep Daylight Savings in practice. According to an article posted on Time.com in November of 2017, a commission in Massachusetts is campaigning for the state, and perhaps the rest of New England and New York, to move into the Atlantic time zone so Daylight Savings will be abolished for good.
Lawmakers in Florida, on the other hand, argue that a permanent shift into DST would be great for tourism and the local economy.
We like where Florida is going with their idea — permanent Daylight Savings means an extra hour of sun all year-round. But until any decisions are made within the states still currently practicing DST, we’ll have to take the double dose of time whiplash every year.