When Is Daylight Saving Time 2017? What Time Do the Clocks Change?

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Turn your clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night, but remember that most smart phones will do this automatically nowadays.

During the second year of the US program, daylight time was lifted between November and February, the darkest months of the year.

Depression rates declined after about 10 weeks; researchers said that's because sunlight impacts the brain, and those studied were exposed to more sunlight at that point. However, it will get dark earlier in the evening. It has been reported that MA is now on its way to joining these areas and making changing the clocks a thing of the past.

So, when is Daylight Saving Time for 2017 (which is often called Daylight Savings Time) in the US during the Fall?

Originally adopted in Europe and the U.S.to save energy during World War I, daylight saving time has always been controversial, The Washington Post noted growing research now shows switching the clocks twice a year saves little, if any, energy.

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1966 - The Uniform Time Act of 196 establishes the system of uniform Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States. "The cumulative effect of five consecutive days of earlier rise times following the autumn change again suggests a net loss of sleep across the week". Since then the timing has changed a bit, President George W. Bush changed the law to fit with a new energy policy in 2005 and moved the start of daylight saving to the second Sunday in March and the end of it to the first Sunday of November.

The time change is not observed by Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.

According to historians, Daylight Saving Time had been used in the United States and many European countries since World War I. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power.

But some people may argue that Daylight Saving Time is necessary and makes sense.

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