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Not All Americans Enjoy the Switch to Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time, when clocks are set forward an hour, begins on Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m. For many people, the additional hour of sunlight means a chance to work in the garden, fire up the grill for dinner and not have to worry about toiling away in the darkness, or simply completing the evening commute before nightfall. For some, however, it means starting the day in darkness -- and an hour less sleep.

People@Work: Daylight Saving Time Costs Us More Than Sleep

Beyond the annoyance of losing an hour of sleep each spring, experts also say moving clocks ahead may also leave people drowsy. The time switch makes it harder for many to rise in the morning, lessening the ability to stay alert and increasing the chance of accidents during morning commutes.