Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time 2011 Ends On November 6

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Daylight savings time was originally enacted to cut down on energy consumption during World War I and World War II, it was believed that tacking an extra hour of daylight to the end of the day would lead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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