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Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday: Who Is Affected By The Time Change?

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Daylight Saving Time originated from Benjamin Franklin in a way to conserve energy. The United States adopted the idea to change clocks in 1918.  

Many people thought gaining an extra hour of light would benefit farmers and ranchers but that would be incorrect. "The farm community lobbied against it. They didn't think it was a good idea. Even today still don't think it is a good idea," said Bochat. 

The changing of the clocks also throws a curveball with livestock. "The dairy community is used to milking their cows at a specific time and when you change the time up on them they are not sure what is going on," said Bochat. 

Time change does have an effect on humans. According to research, we see a spike in the number of cardiovascular problems. 

"In some cases they are proving that some people have an increase rate of heart attack and stroke in the first couple of days after the time has switched over," said Cano. 

Everyone will struggle the first few days of losing an hour of sleep. However, if your sleepiness persist you should go see a doctor. "Undiagnosed sleep apnea can cause prolonged periods of excessive sleepiness for years. It can have some pretty serious permanent health affects," said Cano. 

Although we will not change our clocks again until November 4th, be sure to enjoy the extra hour of light in the evenings.

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