The idea started in Germany during World War I and began, sometimes haphazardly, being adopted in the US circa 1966 - 53 years ago.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to hold true.
Both politicians have cited data from a MA study commissioned in 2016 on whether Eastern Daylight Time should be abolished in favor of year-round Atlantic Standard Time. It wasn't instituted until World War I, when it went into effect to save energy used for lights. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that shifts related to daylight saving time led to a dramatic increase in "cyber loafing" - killing time on the internet instead of working.
The additional power usage cost IN power users $9 million a year and increased pollution, to boot, the researchers found.
A 2012 British study found kids got more exercise during the longer summer day.
In fact, there are more negative side effects from changing clocks than benefits.
The clock changes can also raise the risk of accidents by sleep-deprived motorists.
The good news is that the extra sleep makes streets about 8% safer on the day after the fall change, according to that study.
"Daylight Saving Time - or DST - also stands for Daylight Sunshine Time, providing welcome extra hours of sun after a cold winter", the Democrat from MA said in a statement.
Daylight-saving time is a killer. Daylight saving was repealed the following year.
Most Americans don't even remember when Congress passed the so-called Uniform Time Act in 1966 to bring some order to the system - and not every state or territory ever adopted it. Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are among the places that reject it. That's down from 37% in 2013 and 45% the year before.
According to Marketplace, the premise of Daylight Saving Time totally backfired from the get-go, and people just use more energy later in the day, but the USA has been stuck with the whole spring forward, fall back, thing ever since. But if some thousands of people have their way, this will be the last time. Those who live there simply go about their lives as normal when it rolls around - no need to spring forward or fall back. Driving between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.is particularly unsafe, because your circadian rhythm is at its lowest during this two-hour period. "Our research suggests that we'd be safer for it".