As autumn unfolds, the time has come again for the clocks to fall back an hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) for 2023.
This annual practice continues to be observed in many parts of the United States and around the world, despite debates surrounding its relevance in modern society.
Transition into Standard Time
On November 5, 2023, at 2:00 AM, clocks will be set back one hour, granting an extra hour of sleep to many.
This shift heralds the transition into Standard Time, which will be observed until the onset of Daylight Saving Time again in March 2024.
This practice aims at making better use of daylight during the evening hours and has been a customary change in the US since 1918.
Public Response and Adjustments
The change in time often requires some adjustment as people adapt their schedules accordingly. While some appreciate the extra hour of sleep, others express concerns over the shortened daylight hours, which can affect mood and productivity.
Moreover, the bi-annual clock change has been criticized for potentially disrupting sleep patterns and causing confusion.
The practice of Daylight Saving Time has faced scrutiny and sparked debates over the years. Some states have considered abolishing the practice, citing health concerns and minimal energy savings.
Despite the discussions, the majority of states continue to observe the time change, keeping in line with a century-old tradition.
With information from CBS News