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How to Prepare for Daylight Saving Time

shutterstock_107457476Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 9th, extending our evening sunlight hours and stealing an hour of our sleep. Some of us have no issue adjusting, but others feel fatigued for days.
If you have trouble dealing with the change, there’s an obvious reason behind it. According to the National Sleep Foundation, American adults get an average of six hours and 51 minutes of sleep every night. While that’s not far off from the seven to nine hours that experts recommend, that lost hour makes a huge difference.
Although it takes most people only a couple days to adjust, those first few days can be full of trouble.

Making up for Lost Time – Daylight Saving Time Effects

running at sunriseDaylight Saving Time was implemented during the First World War in order to increase the hours of daylight to conserve resources. When we refer to Daylight Saving Time (DST), we are not just talking about the one Sunday where the clocks change; we are actually referring to the entire the 8-month period when DST takes place, which begins in March and ends in November. Although most states in the U.S. practice DST, Arizona, Hawaii and other territories do not for differing reasons.
Although there are many criticisms of DST, the benefits seem to outweigh the costs. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), DST