It's time to spring ahead! Tomorrow night, Saturday, March 11, most responsible Americans set their clocks ahead and kiss goodbye (or goodnight) the hour we won't see again until November.
Daylight Saving Time 2017 (note: it is Saving is singular) begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, and ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5.
What does this mean? At 2 a.m. on Sunday, you will lose an hour or spring forward an hour and the correct time will be 3 a.m. This hour is not lost forever. On November 4, the clocks will be readjusted backward and you will gain an hour.
For many of us the adjustment of clocks will be minimal, since smartphones, tablets, computers and more adjust automatically. However, the adjustment of our body clocks might take a bit longer, so prepare yourself for a "tired Monday!"
The idea of daylight saving was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin, aka, the 'early to be, early to rise' guy, back in 1784.
National Geographic documents some some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time in an article titled Daylight Saving Time: When Does It Begin? And Why?. Read it here.
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.