On Sunday 13 March, clocks will go back an hour. Daylight Savings Time is here. You will lose an hour sleep Sunday, since the clocks will wind back to an hour heralding the arrival of summer. Daylight Savings Time beings in March or April, and ends in September or October.
Daylight Saving Time is proposed to take maximum utilization of sunny daytime in summer. The clocks will move an hour backwards in winter, because winter days will be darker than summer days.
The system of Daylight Saving Time has been in practice for long decades in several parts of the country. Europe, New Zealand and Australia have different times for Daylight Saving Time switching, however.
Meanwhile, some studies have indicated that the risks to have a heart attack or suicide attempts will be high during the initial days of Daylight Saving Time due to the loss of an hour in the night.
Researchers have requested people to take care of their sleeping schedules in the night. Some have requested people to go to bed 15 minutes earlier and to wake up 15 minutes earlier in the period.
“Early morning light sets the body’s clock to gear up for the day’s activities, but the later sunrise in the winter -- and a society based on the clock instead of nature -- causes a delay in the normal cycle,” said L.A. Times staff writer Shari Roan.