March 9th is daylight saving time! If you’re like Monica Siguenza, a designer at ProPoint Graphics, the thought of losing an hour of sleep leads you to wonder why we go through the disruption each year. “I was always confused by the change and I came to find that I wasn’t the only one,” she says. “Its something that we are very familiar with since we do it every year, yet we don’t quite fully understand why.”
Here are 12 facts about daylight saving time (one for every hour) that will help you get ready for the big “spring forward” and learn the history behind changing our clocks.