Let there be more light! Sure, you're going to lose an hour of sleep but we're about to get some more daylight starting this weekend as the darkness of winter gives way to the brightness of Spring and those 7 p.m. sunsets.

Clocks will spring forward by one hour on March 13 as daylight saving time begins this year and that means the sun will set after 7 p.m. each day in Colorado until late September. Daylight saving will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6.

But honestly, as nice as the extra daylight is, I really wish we would just leave the clocks alone and follow in the footsteps of Arizona and Hawaii and not ever change the clocks. Not only is it a drag during the winter months where it starts getting dark at 4:30 it's not good for your health as well and that's not just me yapping about it...it's fact and based on science.

According to Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' chief medical correspondent, during a 2020 study by the National Institutes of Health, they found that around 150,000 Americans experienced physical health problems caused by the biannual time changes.
These included strokes, heart attacks, accidents and changes in mood.

Here are some other "fun facts" about daylight saving time...

  • It's daylight saving time, not daylight "savings" time. You are saving daylight, not savings daylight.
  • Contrary to popular belief, daylight saving time was not invented for the benefit of farmers. Credit for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested the idea in 1784.
  • The Germans were the first to officially adopt the light-extending system in 1915 as a fuel-saving measure during World War I.
  • From 1986 to 2006, DST in the U.S. started in April and ended in October but was extended to March through November beginning in 2007.
  • About 70 countries around the world observe DLS.
  • Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona don't observe the time change.

 

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