Daylight Savings Time in 2013 ends Sunday 2 a.m. on Nov. 3 in the United States. The good news; you can regain the hour of sleep you lost in March when Daylight Savings Time began.
According to a report in National Geographic, Benjamin Franklin as the originator of the idea. The federal government doesn’t require states to adopt Daylight Saving Time. Virginia and the District observe it. (Indiana used to ignore Daylight Savings but has gotten on board.)
To save resources during World War II, the U.S. made daylight saving time mandatory for the whole country. And it was observed the entire year.
Some studies have shown that extending Daylight Saving Time results in a reduction in energy consumption; other studies suggest just the opposite.
"The North might be a slight winner, because the North doesn't have as much air conditioning," said Wolf. "But the South is a definite loser in terms of energy consumption. The South has more energy consumption under daylight saving."