Clocks roll forward this Sunday - how daylight savings time came to be

On Sunday, March 11, 2 a.m. will instantly turn to 3 a.m., the "spring forward" edition that costs an hour of sleep.

If there's a full greenlight down the road, residents of the Sunshine State won't have to tweak their clocks twice a year. The correct term is without the "s" but the added "s" has become widely used in the United States.

Florida may soon go to year-round Daylight Saving Time, but the move could create some inconveniences for people and businesses from Alabama who regularly travel to Florida. Daylight saving is a man-made construct and one that's not observed across the world.

"However, the sections of the 1918 law, which had established standard time zones for the country, remained in effect", the library said.

Air conditioning was not as widespread back then as it is now.

Get ready to change your clocks again this weekend. In fact, workplace and traffic accidents.along with the frequency of heart attacks increases the day after DST.... It's not dark when you drive home at night! People are less productive on the job in the days after DST begins. Livestock do not wear watches and do not awake to alarms. Arizona and Hawaii are the only ones that do not have to "spring forward" Sunday.

Most of Africa, the Middle East and Asia: While much of Europe utilizes the time change, very little of the rest of the world does.

A man checks one of four custom, flush mounted clocks, destined for installation in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Electric Time Company factory in Medfield, Massachusetts, March 8, 2013.

"Many people they go to bed at usual time and they lose an hour of sleep and many different physiological systems are affected by that loss of sleep and the shift of circadian rhythm", he explained.

William F. Shughart II is research director of the Independent Institute and is J. Fish Smith professor in public choice at Utah State University's Huntsman School of Business.