Here's a reminder to "spring forward" this weekend.
We move our clocks ahead 60 minutes at 2 a.m. on Sunday–meaning we'll lose an hour of sleep—for daylight saving time.
Of course, there is good news. The sunset will now be an hour later in the day.
Here's a brief history of Daylight Savings Time according to the Huffington Post:
"Benjamin Franklin has been credited with the idea of daylight saving time, but Britain and Germany began using the concept in World War I to conserve energy, The Washington Post observes. The U.S. used daylight saving time for a brief time during the war, but it didn't become widely accepted in the States until after the second World War.
"In 1966, the Uniform Time Act outlined that clocks should be set forward on the last Sunday in April and set back the last Sunday in October.
"That law was amended in 1986 to start daylight saving time on the first Sunday in April. Though, the new system wasn't implemented until 1987. The end date was not changed, however, and remained the last Sunday in October until 2006.
"Today, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. The time change will precede the vernal equinox (first day of spring), which takes place at 1:14 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, March 20."
This article originally appeared on the Waukesha Patch.