All good things must come to an end. For most Americans, daylight saving time ends for 2016 at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th, when most states fall back to standard time. Time will spring forward again on March 12, 2017, when daylight saving time resumes.
The federal government doesn’t require U.S. states or territories to observe daylight saving time, which is why residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands won’t need to turn back their clocks this weekend.
While most of us plan to embrace that blessed hour (by sleeping right through it), the time change can throw a few people for a loop. The concept of daylight saving time was originally suggested by Benjamin Franklin, but it was not adopted until several countries did so during World War I as a means of better using more daylight hours, so that the resources used to create artificial lighting could be used for the war.
To avoid having your body clock disrupted, even if you can’t sleep an extra hour, stay in bed with your eyes closed. If you want to get up, don’t go outdoors. Draw the blinds and don’t have lots of sunlight come into house. This could help your body adjust to the time change.