Daylight Saving Time 2023: When to ‘Fall Back’ in Southern Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois
The weather is getting cooler, and the days are getting shorter. Here in Southern Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, that is also a sign that it is almost time to 'Fall Back'.
Why Do We Fall Back and Spring Forward?
I have never understood the concept of losing an hour and then gaining it back in the next season. That's probably because I was not alive in 1918. The Germans thought it would be a good idea to extend the hours of daylight during the war. They could save on fuel power this way. The United States decided to do the same thing. But, after World War I, it was up to each state.
Trains and Time
The United States decided to put the power of time zones into the hands of the Department of Transportation. They need to be able to regulate them so that trains don't start colliding in chaos.
When Do We Turn the Clocks Back in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois?
This means we will gain that hour of sleep that we lost in March.
What Do The Sleep Experts Think?
Experts with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine are in full support of adopting a year-round standard time. The video below shows data and answers questions about the health risks of gaining and losing an hour twice every year.
The period of the year between spring and fall, when clocks in most parts of the United States (U.S.) are set one hour ahead of standard time, is called daylight saving time (DST), and its beginning and ending dates and times are set by federal law (the second Sunday in March at 2:00 am and the first Sunday in November at 2:00 am, respectively), while the remaining period between fall and spring of the following year is called standard time.