Daylight Saving Time: 6 things to know about 'falling back'

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"Good sleep habits are fundamental because that's going to help you be more resilient to changes like this, like the Daylight Saving Time or the daily challenges to our sleep", Dr. Zhee said. The end of Daylight Saving Time is on November 5 and, although we will be gaining an hour of sleep, the sun will also be setting at around 5:30 p.m., which seems wrong - seeing as that is the time that most of us leave work. The reason for setting the clocks back is to "fall back" in the fall season, which actually allows people to gain an hour for the day. One from 2011 that followed people in IN, (which didn't uniformly observed daylight saving time before 2006) found that energy usage actually increased with daylight saving time. As NPR's Neda Ulaby put it: "Suddenly, it's light outside for an extra hour".

The United States followed shortly after on March 31, 1918 during World War I. It was used as a wartime measure for the United States.

Among some critics of time changes, there is a preference to observe daylight-saving time year-round (as opposed to either changing the clocks twice a year or observing standard time year-round).

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In 1986, federal legislation mandated DST begin the first Sunday in April and end the last Sunday in October.

Most areas within the United States participate in Daylight Saving Time, except Arizona, Hawaii and territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

Daylight-saving-time changes also play a role in financial markets. "Most people preferred having the daylight in the morning".

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