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Daylight saving time happens this Sunday, time to spring forward

Mar 8, 2024, 12:17 PM

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Experts say daylight saving time can interrupt our internal clocks. (Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Are you ready to spring your clocks forward one hour on Sunday morning? This weekend we move into daylight saving time.

There might be a lot of people dragging around the office Monday morning since we’ll all be losing an hour of sleep. 

Alex and Kaylee Nelson said their young kids already wake up too early, but they aren’t dreading the change.

“I actually love this one [in March] because my kids wake up freaking early,” Kaylee said. “It kind of resets them so they wake up at like a normal time. But the other one [in November] is rough.”

Why do we have daylight saving time?

“From my knowledge, which is not great, it had something to do with the farmers?” said Alex.

“Yeah, like needing more time for crops,” added Kaylee.

That was the most common answer KSL NewsRadio got to that question.

The real reason for the switch was to conserve energy. The Germans were the first to change time in 1916. 

An often-told story says Benjamin Franklin came up with daylight saving in the 18th century but experts say otherwise.

How can I adjust to daylight saving time?

There are several strategies that KSL NewsRadio heard to deal with that lost hour of sleep.

  • Sleep through it.
  • Take a nap.
  • Lots of coffee, though experts say having extra caffeine is more likely to backfire than to do you any good.

But what actually helps? 

Unfortunately, it’s too late for what may be the best method – starting to change your sleep patterns a couple of weeks ahead of the time change. 

If you haven’t planned ahead, try going to bed early on Saturday to get a jump on the time change.

Related: Daylight saving change can impact mental health

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Daylight saving time happens this Sunday, time to spring forward