Are you ready for the clocks to "fall back"? Each year in most parts of the United States, including Louisiana, our clocks move an hour back for standard time. It's in the Spring when we "spring forward" into daylight saving time.

For as long as I can remember, we have always called it "Fall Back" because in the Fall is when we end up moving the clocks back one hour. So, obviously, in our home, we say, "Spring Forward" when it's time to advance the clock one hour.

We find it an easy way to remember whether the clocks are going back or moving forward.

Do you feel like at this time of year when the clocks change you "gain an hour" of sleep? I have to admit I always feel better when we do this time change in the fall, how about you? In the Spring, it takes me two weeks to feel better.

Is Changing the Time Outdated?

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The debate has raged in recent decades that perhaps, as a country, we should pick one time and stay with it.

But since Congressional action has stalled on the issue, we likely won't see Congress bring it back up for discussion again until 2024. Many studies suggest that switching to Day Light Saving Time is not good for our body rhythms.

Officials say there are more car crashes, mood swings, impaired judgment, and the like. I think the worst part of it is that most of us feel like we are sleep-deprived for about two weeks after we move to Daylight Saving Time.

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Do you like Daylight Saving Time? Do you like when Daylight Saving Time ends? There has been an ongoing debate about whether or not we should just pick one time and stay with it.

It used to be thought that taking these measures would save energy, but scientists have proved it doesn't work. People have suggested that Congress needs to just do away with the time change twice a year. What would you want?

The other issue that is constantly debated is, do you say, "Daylight Savings Time" or "Daylight Saving Time"? For years, when I was younger, I always said "Daylight Savings Time" as that's how I had always heard everyone say it.

I read an article at some point that said the real title, and the true way to say it, is "Daylight Saving Time". Which way should it be?

Officially this year, Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m. Central this Sunday, November 5.

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