Check Your Time: Daylight saving is in effect

Our bodies may never adjust to springing forward: A group of German researchers say that we as humans forget that there is a biological clock that is as old as living organisms. The group's study found that our body has no trouble when we gain an hour, but never adjusts when we spring ahead.

NEW BERN, Craven County - Daylight saving time is in effect now. The switch happened overnight at 2 a.m. That's when the time changed to 3 a.m.

Most of the United States lost one hour of sleep due to the change. However there is more to be gained in more daylight during the evening hours in the months ahead.

This means that as the weather warms up, people can spend more time outdoors before it gets dark.

The time however remained the same in some places. Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas and most of Arizona do not observe the change in time.

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the official time keep for the U.S., daylight saving time covers 238 days or about 65 percent of the year.

Be sure to reset your clocks and watches. While most digitally connected devices switched automatically to the accurate time, you would need to spring forward manually operated time pieces by one hour.

Standard time returns in the fall, at 2 a.m. on November 5th, when it becomes time to 'fall back' by one hour.

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