By Barry Abisch
Provided by WorldNow
Saturday night is your chance to recover that hour of sleep you lost back in March.
In most of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. As a practical matter, most people set their clocks back one hour before turning in for the night. Since 2007, DST has been in effect from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
The idea for Daylight Saving Time may have originated with Benjamin Franklin, although it did not see widespread use until World War I. It's a summer-time energy-saving measure, designed to shift an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening, when people are more active and more likely to be outdoors, said Bill Mosley of the U. S.