Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday; DST Not Beneficial For People With Sleep Disorder? Texas Files Bill Not To Follow DST

By Carrie Winters - 10 Mar '17 16:47PM

Daylight Saving time is set to resume this Sunday at 2 a.m. The time will be an hour ahead than the recent one. If Texas will have their law approved this may be the last Daylight Saving time for the State.

According to a report, Daylight Saving Time has been implemented for a reason. This has been made possible in order for people to save energy. It is indicated that people tend to stay more outdoors during these times thus there is less use for any electrical appliances in the household.

The Daylight Saving time has been implemented during World War I and World War II. However, it was not used nationwide right away. Congress passed a Uniform Act 1966 and that was the time that Daylight Saving Time has been implemented.

In the meantime, Texas lawmakers submitted a bill not to set their clocks twice a year. In fact, State Sen. Jose Menendez, D-San Antonio filed the bill last year. The bill will take effect on Nov. 5, 2017, if approved by the State.

If in the event that the bill will be approved, this is the last time that Texas will have to set their clocks an hour forward. As of this time, the bill submitted by Menendez is in the committee phase. It may mean that it already is being studied and the lawmakers are just waiting for the verdict.

Meanwhile, Daylight Saving Time may not help the people with sleeping disorders. There is a possibility that the time change will have people change also their sleeping habits. For people with insomnia, change of time may be a challenge on their sleeping habits.

Additionally, the Daylight Saving time can be a challenge to bars and establishments. For bars that serve alcohol, this means that the establishment needs to be closed earlier than usual this Sunday. This is the start of the Daylight Saving Time and establishments need to be aware of the time then.

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