Should we go to year-round daylight saving time?

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The modern version of daylight saving time was used to conserve coal in a time of war, which calls into question just what its goal still is. An estimated 78 countries across the world observe Daylight Savings Time, however, Russia, India, China and Japan do not follow.

The State Senate took "less than a minute" to pass the Sunshine Protection Act - with just two nay votes.

The idea that daylight saving time was created to help farmers get their harvests in is so ingrained into the national consciousness, it's hard to believe it's not true. American territories like Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa don't engage in DST either.

Standard time and the four US time zones, it should be emphasized, were not decreed by government, but were established by the railroads early on to coordinate train departure and arrival times. Congress, rived over tariffs and gun control and immigration, would have to act on clocks - or the Transportation Department would have to issue a new regulation, an option the Florida legislation does not mention. Daylight saving is a man-made construct and one that's not observed across the world. The official name is daylight saving time.

"We found that the effect was compounded as the week went on", says Ana Krieger, M.D., medical director of the Weill Cornell Medical College Center for Sleep Medicine and one of the study authors.

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Arizona and Hawaii will not. A search on returns 1,466 petitions mentioning daylight saving time, most of which appear to support abolishing it.

Our sleep cycle is impacted by our appetite, so try eating earlier if you want extra shut-eye before the start of Daylight Saving Time.

So, why do we even change our clocks?

The "spring forward" and "fall back" practice was first implemented to save energy.

Daylight Saving Time will end on November 4 when clocks will fall back one hour and sunrise will be at 6:52 a.m. and sunset will be at 5:27 p.m.