Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a practice where clocks are adjusted forward by one hour during the summer months to allow for more daylight in the evenings

The idea of DST was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, but it was not widely adopted until the 20th century

The primary purpose of DST is to save energy by reducing the amount of artificial lighting needed in the evenings

However, the energy savings of DST are often disputed, with some studies showing little to no impact on energy consumption

DST can disrupt sleep patterns and lead to health problems for some people, particularly those who are already sleep-deprived or have existing sleep disorders

The European Union has recently voted to abolish DST, with the change set to take effect in 2022

Some countries, such as China and Japan, do not observe DST at all

Many people find the switch to and from DST to be confusing and disruptive, leading to calls to eliminate the practice altogether