This also is the traditional time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Studies show that many people suffer from depression, heart and other ailments during the time changes.
Before you go to work on Monday, try tricking your body into thinking it is later by eating dinner early, and avoid caffeine so you can fall asleep sooner. You also may take a low dosage of a melatonin supplement boost your melatonin level to help you sleep throughout the night and wake up feeling well rested.
A bit of history
Daylight savings time (DST), the change from standard time for the purpose of getting better use of day light by having the sun rise one hour later in the morning and set one hour later in the evening has been on the radar for more than 100 years.
If you’re wondering who is responsible for this, you can thank Benjamin Franklin, who conceived the idea in 1784. William Willett came up with the idea of moving the clocks forward in the summer to take advantage of daylight in the morning and lighter evenings. His proposal suggested moving the clocks forward 20 minutes each of the four Sundays in April and switching them back by the same amount on four Sundays in September.
DST was first adopted to replace artificial lighting so they could save fuel for the war effort in Germany during WWI at 11 p.m. on April 30, 1916.
The time change caused widespread confusion from 1945-1966 because many states were ere to choose when and if they would observe DST.
Congress established the Uniform Time Act of 1966 that stated DST would begin on the last Sunday of April and end on the last Sunday of October.
The DST schedule was revised several times throughout the years, in which the DST schedule period lasted for about seven months from 1987 to 2006.
The current schedule began in 2007 and follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which extended the period by about one month where DST starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.