Arizona Knows What’s Up Because It Doesn’t Do Daylight Savings Time

If only the rest of the country could get it together like AZ.

1. Every March, millions of Americans lose an hour of sleep because of Daylight Savings Time.

2. But not Arizonans. They don’t mess with that garbage.

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3. Some people might think Arizona is dumb for not going along with the rest of the country.

4. But actually, it’s really smart.

5. A 2008 study found Daylight Savings Time cost Indiana households an additional $9 million a year on electricity bills.

6. And a 2009 study found employees sleep 40 minutes less and are 5.7 percent times more likely to have workplace injuries following Daylight Savings Time.

7. Neither of those things are issues in the Grand Canyon State.

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8. Also, Arizona is just a warm desert paradise.

9. If it observed Daylight Savings Time, the sun would be out until 9 p.m. and it would be really warm still.

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10. So good job, Arizona for doing your own thing. Enjoy sleeping in while every wakes up an hour early this week.


11. For everyone else, Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead.

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