Don’t forget to adjust your clocks ahead… one hour this Sunday at 2 a.m. start of more evening sunlight for months to come.
Why do we need to “save” daylight hours in the summer?
Daylight saving time in the US started as an energy conservation trick during World War I, and became a national standard in the 1960s. The idea is to shift the number of daylight hours we get into the evening. So if the sun sets at 8 pm instead of 7 pm, we’d presumably spend less time with the lights on in our homes at night, saving on electricity.
It also means that you’re less likely to sleep through daylight hours in the morning (since those are shifted an hour later too). Hence “saving” daylight hours for the most productive time of the day.
Article source: www.vox.com