Will this Sunday be the last time we "Spring Ahead" ?
The U.S. Senate recently passed legislation that would make daylight saving time permanent starting in 2023, ending the twice-annual changing of clocks in a move promoted by supporters advocating brighter afternoons and more economic activity. The White House has not said whether Biden supports it
The Senate approved the measure, called the Sunshine Protection Act, unanimously by voice vote. The House of Representatives, which has held a committee hearing on the matter, must still pass the bill before it can go to President Joe Biden to sign. Senator Marco Rubio, one of the bill's sponsors, said supporters agreed the change would not take place until November 2023 after input from airlines and broadcasters.
The change would help enable children to play outdoors later and reduce seasonal depression, according to supporters.
How To Prep Yourself For Daylight Saving Time:
We “spring ahead” for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday morning and it’s going to take a toll. It’s well known that losing that precious hour of sleep makes us drag for a few days, but “Today” asked some experts for some advice for preparing our bodies for the change.
~Reconsider your bedtime: "Try going to bed 15 minutes earlier, starting two to three days before the time change. This will help make sure you are well-rested before the clock change so any resulting 'sleep debt' will feel less extreme."
~Shift your wakeup call: "A few days before daylight saving time, set your wakeup time to 30 minutes ahead. This will narrow the difference and make it easier for you to adjust to the time change."
~Readjust your routine: "Take advantage of your earlier start for the day, and shift your activities to an earlier schedule, including dinner, exercise and bedtime.”
~Trick your brain: "The brain looks for visual cues to know what time it is. Another thing you can do is change the time on a wristwatch 15 minutes ahead each day before daylight saving time to provide that visual cue.”