The Reason Why Daylight Saving Time Begins at 2 a.m.

If you happen to be awake and staring at your smartphone in the very early hours of the morning on Sunday,...

March 13, you’ll have the small pleasure of watching the time jump right from 1:59 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. 

Daylight saving time (DST), of course, is the reason you’re losing an hour of sleep—but why that hour, specifically?

As TIME explains, the United States first adopted DST in 1918 as a way to conserve energy during World War I,......

following the lead of both England and Germany. When choosing exactly when to make the switch,.....

officials were looking for an hour that could easily disappear without wreaking havoc on people’s schedules across the nation.

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