Latest updates: Daylight saving time in 2023
Daylight saving time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall. This is done to conserve energy by making the most of daylight hours.
In the United States, DST begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. In 2023, DST will begin on March 12 and end on November 5.
: Daylight saving time in 2023
There have been a number of recent legislative developments related to DST in the United States. In March 2022, the Senate unanimously passed the Sunshine Protection Act, which would make DST permanent nationwide. However, the bill has not yet been passed by the House of Representatives.
A number of states are also considering legislation to switch to permanent DST or permanent standard time. However, no states have yet adopted such legislation in 2023.
In the absence of any changes to federal law, Americans should expect to continue changing their clocks for DST in 2023 and beyond.
Here are some tips for coping with the time change:
Go to bed and wake up one hour earlier or later, depending on whether you are springing forward or falling back.
Adjust your sleep schedule gradually over a few days.
Get plenty of sunlight exposure during the day.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed.
Take a nap if you need to, but keep it short (no more than 30 minutes).