Let's hope that 2018 is the a year ago we lose an hour of sleep to "save" an hour of sunlight at the end of the day.
And maybe save some time to grouse about losing an hour's sleep Saturday night.
Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 a.m.
Notice how getting rid of DST means sunrise would occur before 6 a.m. from late March until almost October. Only local governments kept it alive.
Come the first Sunday in November, they'll turn their clocks back an hour, settling into the standard time of winter months.
The shift from standard to daylight saving time officially comes at 2 a.m. Sunday across much of the country.
There's nothing you can do to fully compensate for the sudden change that's being forced on us, but you can take advantage of what scientists have learned about body clocks to adapt as quickly as possible. The damage doesn't stop there. Educators lament the fact that daylight saving time means kids are waiting at bus stops or walking to school in the dark. It is hard to sleep when it is so light out.
There are also endless hot takes about why the time changes are annoying, not to mention mounting evidence to support the idea that abruptly messing with people's sleep schedules is unhealthy and unsafe.
We have written several times about the folly of making people adjust their clocks twice yearly for no good reason. In other words, stopping with the back-and-forth of time change. Health and safety officials also contend there's slightly less crime and fewer traffic fatalities during daylight-saving time, thanks to more light in the evening.
Loss of sleep can cause lingering damage, too, and Americans with Seasonal Affective Disorder could be hurt by receiving less light in the morning.
While it can be a hassle and not every state observes it, for me, Daylight Saving Time marks the seasons.
If Florida Governor Rick Scott signs it, the plan would still need congressional approval.
Movements to either end daylight saving time or make it year-round spring up on occasion.
In New Mexico, we have written before about the noble efforts of Roswell Sen.
Todd said at the time federal law allows states to establish their time zone as long as the state covers two time zones such as Tennessee does.
Move the clock up four years, and once again a Tennessee state representative has failed in his attempt to save residents of the Volunteer State from having to participate in the twice-yearly ritual of setting the clocks as the seasons change.