Itâ??s that time of year where we get to â??fall backâ?? and gain an extra hour of sleep.Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, which means itâ??s time to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Officially, the change to standard time occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people turn their clocks back the night before. By â??falling back,â?? weâ??ll see more daylight in the morning, but that also means it will get darker earlier. Click here for more information about DST.
You've probably heard this reminder before, but don't forget it's also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detector! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission explains why this is so important:
"Smoke alarms save lives, prevent injuries, and minimize property damage by enabling residents to detect fires early in their development. The risk of dying from fires in homes without smoke alarms is twice as high as in homes that have working smoke alarms."
How do you feel about Daylight Saving Time ending?