Daylight Saving Time 2015: Know When And Why To Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time happens twice a year and it has become something that people love or dread, and it's about to be time for the latter. It is almost time to spring forward and set your clocks ahead by one hour for Daylight Saving Time 2015, but you've got to know exactly when to do it so you aren't early or late for anything.

March 8, 2015, is when Daylight Saving Time will begin, and it's when local standard time is about to reach 2 a.m. At that point, you will turn your clocks forward one hour to 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015, per Oregon Live.

Now, there are a number of reasons you should be concerned with Daylight Saving Time 2015 as it will affect you in a few ways. Here are some big time things to remember when prepping for the spring forward this Sunday.
  1. Mornings will be darker -- Yes, you're going to have more darkness in the morning, and that will especially be true if your commute is really early.
  2. Evenings will be brighter -- Spend a little more time outside as you'll have daylight longer into your day.
  3. Not all clocks will auto-adjust -- Don't think that just because something is new, it'll adjust for you. Technology doesn't mean it does everything for you. Make sure you're fully aware of the time on clocks, computers, appliances, smart phones, and more.
All of the Americas will be changing time with Daylight Saving Time 2015, but there are a small handful of places that don't - Hawaii, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and most of Arizona. The Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona does not change.

Benjamin Franklin was said to have invented Daylight Saving Time, and he did it for productivity reasons. Franklin noticed the sun coming up before he would wake up, and that was wasted time. With that, he figured having those daylight hours shifted to the evening would benefit everyone. gives a number of ways that people can adjust to the "spring forward" better, and those ways are made to help them adjust. Some of the ways they suggest are to limit your alcohol intake, tweak your workout schedule, and dial back your bedtime.

For those wondering, Daylight Saving Time will have you fall back later in the year, but it won't be until November 1. That's when you'll get your hour of sleep back.

Daylight Saving Time 2015 isn't necessarily a bad thing. While the spring forward aspect of things doesn't thrill everyone, you'll get used to it soon enough. Just don't forget to take care of your clocks or else you may be really late to work or school on Monday.

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