Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time: More Trouble Than It's Worth?

Mar 9, 2014
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If you’re feeling tired due to the daylight savings shift, you’re not alone. One researcher at Washington University says the time change may cause more problems than it solves.

Erik Herzog studies the biological clocks of mammals. He says several studies have shown that daylight saving is hard on us humans, especially the “spring ahead.” Effects like sleep deprivation result in increased traffic accidents for three days after the time change.

Herzog says the effect in the fall is the opposite – there are fewer traffic accidents – but that effect lasts only one day.

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Legislation in the Missouri House would permanently adopt Daylight Saving Time as the new Standard Time, but only if 20 other states also agree to do so.

House Bill 340 would create a pact with other states to “eliminate” Daylight Saving Time by renaming it the new “Standard Time.”  And once 20 or more states join the pact, they’ll spring forward one hour and permanently remain there.  It’s sponsored by State Representative Delus Johnson (R, St. Joseph).

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Just a reminder to avoid any embarrassing time mixups, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.

So, which way to turn your clock? Go by the old adage, "Spring forward, Fall behind" - set those clocks back one hour Saturday night, Nov. 5, so you'll wake up with the right time Sunday.

The shift officially takes place at 2 a.m. local time Sun. Nov. 6.

Curious about the history behind DST? Here's a video to help explain: