Manitoba's clocks spring forward Sunday morning, but daylight debate continues

Daylight Saving Time adjustments could lead to health risks, studies say

Daylight Saving Time adjustments could lead to health risks, studies say

Others say Benjamin Franklin invented DST in 1784, but his suggestion wasn't to change the clocks, it was to get people out of bed earlier-and he was joking.

But why's it so dark?

Despite plenty of ways to adjust, British Columbians are clearly ready to hit snooze on Daylight Savings Time. It's probably with your missing vehicle keys, or Trudeau's re-election chances.

"During daylight hours is when our "awake hormone" is released, and as it nighttime approaches, our bodies will release more melatonin, 'the sleepy hormone, '" said child sleep consultant Heather Young.

A glimmer of light is on the horizon, though. Especially, since not every state does Daylight Saving Time.

Farmers, in fact, vociferously fought the proposals, arguing they cut productivity and made life overall tougher for them.

'It makes sense to me that we move in unison on this matter, ' he wrote, and asked for each state to provide an update on where they stood. (Pause to consider how this concept might apply to the 13 municipalities of Dysfunction-By-The-Sea).

Daylight saving time begins the second Sunday in March, when clocks move an hour forward.

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The questions are simply whether it's worth the hassles twice a year, some arguable negative health effects and whether we can all get on the same clock year round.

Sen. Edward J. Markey took a moment Friday to remind people of his role in extending daylight saving time, which starts weeks earlier than it used to.

That swell idea lasted less than a year, but was picked up again in 1966 when the United States adopted the Uniform Time Act.

Whether or not Daylight Saving Time is good kind of depends on your mentality.

Your late winter flu is an hour closer to being over. Everybody scoffed at Willett until 1916, when they changed their minds, which would have been wonderfully satisfying for him had he not died (or fallen back) in 1915. The first daylight saving time happened in 1918, during World War 1. Tennessee falls in two different time zones and borders eight different states, tied for the most neighboring states in the nation. (Interestingly, Navajo lands in Arizona do observe daylight saving time.) Hawaii also refrains, because it is so far south it doesn't really have all that much of an effect anyway.

That doesn't mean Canadians like being rousted at bayonet-point, though.

For those of us who will be asleep in bed, researchers estimate we'll all deprive ourselves of an extra 40 minutes of sleep because of the clock change. Challengers also doubt that we save any energy, or if we do it is negligible.

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