On Sunday, March 11, 2018, roughly 327 million Americans will reluctantly participate in an age-old tradition of time travel. Daylight Saving Time 2018 (DST), also known incorrectly as "Daylight Savings Time," will take place at 2 a.m. on Sunday. When the clock strikes, all 327 million of us will "spring forward" to 3 a.m., losing one hour of sleep.
There are a few things to know about Daylight Saving Time. First, not all Americans adjust their clocks. According to History.com, Hawaii, Arizona, and U.S. territories do not observe DST. Europe may in fact end daylight saving. As The Independent reports, Finland called to end the practice last month, along with French MEP Karima Deli. Deli said, "Studies that show an increase in road accidents or sleep trouble during the time change must be taken seriously.”
Daylights Saving time is finally here. The clocks will be moving forward one hour on Sunday, meaning that we lose a full hour of sleep.
Specifically, Daylight Saving officially begins at 2 am on Sunday the 11th; clocks will jump forward to 3 am. (It's best to set your clocks ahead before going to bed, though, to ensure you don't wake up too late.)