If you're dragging today, or feel like an extra cup of coffee is needed, pushing the clocks forward an hour could be to blame.
And two state lawmakers in New York want to change the cycle of "falling back" and "springing forward" with the clocks twice a year when the seasons change.
Republican Sen. Joe Griffo and Democratic Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara are backing legislation that would make daylight saving time permanent in New York. The measure would add New York to Hawaii and Arizona and a handful of U.S. territories that only follow daylight saving time.
Changing the clocks was first put into place in 1966 as a way to save energy. But increasingly policymakers have questioned the toll it takes on people.
“Studies have shown that moving clocks forward in the spring and back in the fall has a negative effect on sleep, productivity, concentration, and general well-being. Recent estimates show millions of dollars are lost each year due to decreases in workplace productivity during the transition," Santabarbara said. "While daylight saving time has been reported to save energy, studies have shown very little is actually saved during this period of time.”
Any change, however, is contingent on entering into an agreement with neighboring states to do the same, and the federal government must also approve legislation allowing states to adopt daylight saving time as a permanent standard measure.
Both lawmakers have spoken with legislators in neighboring states about adopting similar legislation. So far, New Jersey and Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced similar bills. Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont are yet to do so.
All told, 18 states in the country have proposed year-round daylight saving time.
“I have continued to communicate, collaborate and coordinate with my legislative colleagues in other states regarding this issue and am optimistic that we will ultimately be successful in our efforts to establish daylight saving time as the year-round time in New York and northeastern United States," Griffo said.