The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer, which means it’s almost time to fall back in time! The Daylight-Saving Time ends this Sunday morning, November 7, so if you haven’t already begun preparing yourself and your family, it’s time to start now. It can be confusing to get back into the swing of things, so we are here to help you prepare

  • We are getting an extra hour of sleep! It is always nice to gain an extra hour of sleep but remember that children do not understand the time change. To make the transition smoother for you and your children, gradually alter your wake-up time by 15 – 20 minutes this weekend.
  • The transition between daylight saving time and standard time disrupts our circadian rhythm, causing us to be at a greater risk of mood swings, traffic accidents, and workplace injuries. Be sure to get out and enjoy the sunlight while you can, elevating your mood.
  • Remember, the days will be shorter, and evening traffic will now involve some nighttime driving. If you have trouble seeing at night, be sure to prepare so you can get home safely before the sun sets.
  • Most devices automatically change but don’t forget about your coffee maker, microwave and other miscellaneous clocks. Your vehicle may also require you to update the time manually, be sure only to do this when the car is parked.
  • Daylight saving time is a great time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

We hope you enjoy your extra hour of sleep!