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5 Things You Might Not Know About Daylight Saving

  • Benjamin Franklin is credited for the idea of Daylight Saving Time. He published an essay in 1784 titled “An Economical Project,” in which he raises the idea of saving money by making good use of daylight.
  • Germany was the first country to implement Daylight Saving Time. In 1916, during World War I, the country began saving daylight to conserve electricity.
  • In the United States, Daylight Saving Time was first established in 1918. 
  • Daylight Saving Time is not observed in all 50 states. Hawaii and Arizona (with the exception of the state’s Navajo Nation) remain on the same time year-round.
  • It might be bad for your health. The time shift might be detrimental to people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, That’s because it changes your sleep cycle, and it turns out that could be linked to higher risks of heart attacks, car accidents, and even malfunctioning medical equipment for people with the disorder.

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