Wondering when Daylight Saving Time ends so you can get an extra hour of sleep? The good news is that you will be turning your clocks back an hour soon, but not soon enough for those of you who are sleep deprived. According to the Brevard Times, people people who live in states that observe DST will have to wait until after Halloween to gain an extra hour.
This year, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2, at 2 a.m. Of course, you don’t have to stay up to change the time on your clocks — most smartphones, computers and tablets adjust to standard time automatically. Just don’t forget to change the clock in your car or on your microwave and stove after you’ve enjoyed a little extra sleep; it’s likely those clocks have manual settings.
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Not everyone in the U.S. will have to “fall back” and set their clocks back an hour on November 2. Fox News reports that there are areas of the U.S. that do not observe Daylight Saving Time and stay on Standard Time year ’round. If you live in Hawaii, Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation) or the territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa, you won’t have to be bothered with turning back clocks back an hour.
According to Time and Date, Daylight Savings Time was created “to make better use of the daylight in the evenings” by setting the clocks one hour ahead during the summer and back an hour in the fall. However, there are some who think that DST should be totally eliminated.
The Washington Post reports that two Utah lawmakers, State Rep. Lee Perry (R) and Sen. Aaron Osmond (R), will propose legislation in the next session to put an end to Daylight Saving Time. The proposal came about after a survey showed that 62 percent of those who responded were in favor of making the time change go away.
“The most common complaint among those who want to do away with daylight saving time is the hassle of changing clocks, but safety was also brought up… parents [are] frustrated because their kids are going to school in the dark.”
In addition to Utah, there are other states who are considering doing away with DST, including Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
For states that stick with Daylight Saving Time, it begins again on March 8, 2015 at 2 a.m. On that date, you’ll have to set your clocks ahead, and unfortunately, lose that hour of sleep that you gained in November.