Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. ET Sunday, so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead by an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
You lose an hour of sleep and you have Ben Franklin to blame. This from a 2007 CNN report:
Franklin is thought to have come up with the idea for daylight saving time. In a whimsical letter to a French journal, he said that Parisians could save thousands of francs a years by waking up earlier during the summer because it would prevent them from having to buy so many candles to light the evening hours.
In the past, daylight saving time began in April and ended in October. However, an energy bill signed by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005, extended daylight saving time as part of a long-term solution to the nation's energy problems. The new law extended daylight saving time by four weeks – beginning three weeks earlier and ending one week later.
In the United States, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow daylight saving time. The U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and American Samoa also do not observe daylight saving time.