Daylight savings time is fast approaching, and not the good one where you get to have an extra hour of sleep. This is the one where you wake up feeling groggy and disoriented. The one where you truly realize that coffee is the dink of the gods because it's the only thing keeping you awake.  

Yup, pretty soon you'll be waking up an hour easier, which we all know is literally the worst thing ever.  If you want to think on the positive side it means you get to leave work or school an hour earlier... but not really.

Here's 5 things you should know about daylight savings time.  

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1. Not every province does daylight savings times 

That's right, both Saskatchewan and North Eastern British Columbia have told daylight savings times to shove it and that will not be waking up earlier or later throughout the year. And the rest of the country both loves and hates them for it.   


2. It always starts at 2 in the morning 

You would think that daylight savings time starts at midnight, but you would be wrong. Both in the spring and the fall the clocks don't actually change until 2 A.M.

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3. Daylight Savings happens twice a year. 

In 2018 daylight savings happens on  Sunday March 11th and Sunday November 4th. The March time change is known as "spring forward", which means the clocks go 1 hour ahead and we lose an hour of sleep. Then in November, we "fall back" and the clocks 1 hour back and we're blissfully allowed to sleep in for just a little bit longer. 


4. Canada has had daylight savings time for over 100 years

The first time that somewhere in Canada used daylight savings time was back in 1908. It was done as a way to save energy and make better use of daylight hours. That's right it's been around in the great white north for longer than we've had things like indoor plumbing. 

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5. Daylight savings time may be bad for you 

It's common for people to things like experience sleep deprivation and fatigue when the clocks change.  It takes about a week on average for your body's internal clock to adjust to the time change.  

Source: Time and Date

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