CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Daylight saving time ends this weekend, and now is the time to start preparing for the clock change.

Daylight saving time means that you will now get an extra hour of sleep before that alarm clock goes off. Janet Kazar from West Springfield says she does not mind getting an extra hour of sleep, but she also says the time should just stay the same, “Sometimes I think it’s a good idea because the kids get ready for school, it won’t be dark in the morning, and then other times I am just thinking, ‘just keep it one time and that’s it.'”

Clocks will be set back by one hour at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, and it will start to get dark around 4:30 p.m. as winter approaches, which can throw off sleep schedules.

Here are some tips that you may want to keep in mind before this shift happens.

  • Set your watch and clock to the new time before you go to bed.
  • Get some quality sleep leading up to the time change.
  • You may want to make time to get some daylight exposure before it gets dark.
  • Consider taking a short nap, if you get sleepy during the day.

Anne Heyer of Holyoke says she is not a fan of Daylight Savings Time, but she still prepares herself for the change, “Make sure my routine, that I’m all set. You know, like I’m supposed to be but I don’t like it getting dark.”

Daylight saving time will last until March 10, 2024, and then the clocks will move forward one hour and the sun will set later.

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