Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Many Americans will be sleeping an extra hour when Daylight Saving Time ends — at 2 a.m. Sunday, to be exact.

Even with the extra time to snooze, fewer people are fans of the clock-changing ritual. According to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey, 37% of Americans think the time change is worth the hassle, down from 45% last year.

The "spring forward" and "fall back" practice was first implemented to save energy.

Benjamin Franklin ("early to bed and early to rise") endorsed time change to save money on candles, and troops in World War I followed suit to save on coal.

Since World War II, Daylight Saving Time has became common practice across the world. Some 70 countries now participate, including the U.S., although Arizona and Hawaii have opted out.

It's been shown that Daylight Saving does little to save on energy, and studies show that energy saved on lighting in the summer months is canceled out by our increased use of heating and air conditioning.

Moving our clocks forward in spring also has proved a health hazard, causing an increase in heart attacks and traffic accidents as well as less life-threatening "cyberloafing behavior."

Should we be done with Daylight Saving Time? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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