Some accept it, some hate it, and one U.S. state and six U.S. territories do not even observe it. At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2017, the time will “spring forward” an hour, meaning it will change to 3:00 a.m. Yes, this means that technically those states observing daylight saving time will lose an hour of precious sleep. Those planning to fall asleep prior to the 2:00 a.m. time change, who will have plans for Sunday, should set their clocks forward one hour before bed.
Of course, now smartphones and computers automatically will change for us, but those who have digital or other alarm clocks will still need to set the change. Since 1918 we have been switching our clocks back an hour during fall and forward an hour for Spring, with Arizona the only state in the Continental United States who does not. Since this happens only twice a year, the fire departments have used Daylight Saving Time as a reminder to change the batteries in your home smoke and carbon dioxide detectors. Changing these batteries will not only stop the battery-low “chirp”, but may save the lives of you and your family members.
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