“When is daylight saving time?”
That’s the question being asked by enough people to send the query about daylight saving time to the top of the trending search topics. Thankfully, Google makes it an easy question to answer, because as soon as one plops “When is daylight saving time?” into the search engine, it helpfully returns the following information that lets us all know exactly when it is.
Daylight Saving Time (United States) 2014 began at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9 and ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2.
As Time explains, that means at 2 a.m. on Sunday, all the clocks in the home and in your cars that don’t automatically adjust to Daylight Saving Time need to be manually adjusted to reflect the “fall back” new time. Blessedly, most all cell phones, tablets, and more modern alarm clocks these days adjust for Daylight Saving Time automatically based on standard settings, so there will probably only be gadgets like the oven, microwave, and older clocks to adjust once daylight saving time rolls around.
Can Daylight Saving Time be dangerous to a person’s health?
Although Daylight Saving Time has been implemented in more than 70 countries around the world, experts argue about the benefits of Daylight Saving Time, and actually blame the shift in adjusting to Daylight Saving Time as the reason for an uptick in heart attacks. Arizona, Hawaii, and other American territories have opted out of daylight saving time. According to the Inquisitr, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico are other locations that don’t participate in daylight saving time.
How can you deal with Daylight Saving Time?
Well, the best part about the end of Daylight Saving Time is that we’ll gain an hour of daylight in the morning, as ABC News notes. Therefore, if our iPad alarm normally awakens us at 6:37 a.m. come Monday morning, it’ll still feel like 7:37 a.m. to our bodies when the extra hour of daylight sleep is gained. This transition is less stressful than the hour of sleep lost during the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the spring.
Make Daylight Saving Time easier on yourself
When Daylight Saving Time rolls around, keep the same routine and enjoy the extra time afforded due to the time change, because when March 8, 2015, rolls around and it’s once again time to observe the start of Daylight Saving Time, the added sleep will be much appreciated.