Daylight Saving Time is just around the corner and that means one thing: It’s time for our residents at Park Canyon Apartments to change the clock. This also means you will have an extra hour to sleep as clocks will be set back by an hour.

You might be asking yourself what the purpose is behind Daylight Saving Time.  As the name implies, Daylight Saving Time is meant to save daylight. As the days get longer in the summer, the best way to maximize the daylight hours is to set the clocks ahead. In the same way, during the winter, when the days get shorter clocks are turned back an hour to get as much light out of the day during the most active hours.

According to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 lengthened DST by about one month “in the interest of reducing energy consumption.” However, Congress can still “revert to the prior law should the change prove unpopular or if energy savings are not significant.”

This change also provides other benefits including increasing economic productivity and even improving personal health.  The best thing is you get to sleep and extra hour!