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Daylight Savings Time 2011 Ends On November 6

Daylight Savings Time

If you’re a fan of sleep you’re probably a fan of November 6, that’s the day when most of us get to set our clocks back one hour at 2:00am and revel in the end of daylight savings time 2011 which brings with it an extra hour of sleep.

If you live in Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa you can ignore the one-hour time setting tradition completely as daylight savings time is not celebrated in those areas.

Daylight savings time was originally enacted to cut down on energy consumption during World War I and World War II, it was believed that tacking an extra hour of daylight to the end of the day would lead to less overall electricity use at night and while the practice worked for a short period of time it eventually led to studies that both supported and debunked the theory all together, leaving many people to wonder why the practice is used at all in today’s modern age.

In the meantime daylight savings time leaves some people coming into work an hour before normal and kids arriving at school before the doors have even been unlocked.

So remember before you go to bed on November 6 to set your clocks back one hour if they don’t it automatically for you.

Are you a fan of daylight savings time or should the practice be stopped?

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9 Responses to “Daylight Savings Time 2011 Ends On November 6”

  1. Towana Kistler Winters

    Stop this nonsense of changing the clocks.. So many things have to be changed.. Just leave it alone. We need the extra hour of daylight in the winter months(Not summer) when there is tooooooooooo much dark already.

  2. Amelia Cayton

    I live in Sunny Calif. so much to do so little time to do it, when you keep changing the time, it will also help with saving energy. what can we do to make you understand this!

  3. Mandy Green

    you soooooo full of it kistler winters I like the extra hr of sleep and anyways u said u don't like change if u don't why want u to change this think about it duh.

  4. Rhiannon Gingar McSwagger

    Even with the extra hour of sleep in the winter months, we should leave to clocks alone. They don't save any energy, because people leave house lights on anyway and schools have lights on all the time. That also includes the businesses, big and small. Setting back/forward the clock is a hassle, and your whole day is messed up if you forget. I say we leave well enough alone and forget about the clocks.