It doesn't get much quieter than 2:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. And although it certainly hasn't felt like spring thus far, it's already time to spring our clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time; that's "Saving" without an "S" at the end.
The change dates back almost a century and now many of our clocks reset themselves. And while it isn't popular with everyone, it does have an unusual beginning.
"Daylight Saving was originally meant to save electricity with lighting at homes. Here's the problem: in Detroit on Sunday, people are going to wake up and the sunrise won't occur until 8 o'clock, and they're going to have to turn on lights," Michael Downing said.
Though popular in most of America and Western Europe, many other areas either don't participate, or follow their own schedules. Travelers trying to find local time often meet different customs.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission uses Daylight Saving Time as a chance to remind homeowners to check smoke detector batteries or install carbon monoxide alarms. Since we switch the clocks twice a year, it's an easy way to remember.