This whole "spring forward, fall back" business can get confusing, but I do know that we are starting to see more hours of daylight.

The Great Indiana DST Debate: A History Lesson (Cliff Notes Version)

Back in the day, Indiana was a patchwork quilt of time zones. Some counties observed Daylight Saving Time, while others stuck with standard time. Talk about a scheduling nightmare! Thankfully, in 2006, the whole state hopped on the DST bandwagon. But that doesn't mean everyone's a fan.

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Is DST All Sunshine and Rainbows?

There are pros and cons to DST, just like everything else. Some folks love those long summer evenings, perfect for grilling and catching fireflies. But that extra hour of sleep in the fall? Pure magic! However, some research suggests DST might mess with our sleep patterns and even health.

So, What's the Verdict for Southern Indiana? ‍

Honestly, it's a mixed bag. While some folks might enjoy the extra daylight in the summer, others might struggle with the time shift. The good news is, there's currently no movement to ditch DST in Indiana.


We 'Spring Forward' Sunday, March 10, 2024. The longer days and shorter nights will switch back on Sunday, November 3, 2024, at 2:00 AM. According to the Farmer's Almanac, the first official day of spring is Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

Here's the Takeaway: Embrace the Change (or Don't!)

Whether you're a Daylight Saving Time enthusiast or a night owl who prefers the consistency of standard time, there's no right or wrong answer. Just embrace the time change (or don't!), grab that extra cup of coffee in the spring, and savor those long summer evenings.

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P.S. Here are some tips to adjust to the time change:

  • Gradually adjust your sleep schedule a few days before the change.
  • Get plenty of sunlight during the day.
  • Relax and unwind before bed to promote better sleep.

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