Daylight saving time comes to an end this weekend and we go back to standard time. This means before we go to bed Saturday night we set our clocks back 1 hour and we get an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning.
“I actually kinda forgot about it, it is what it is. It’s going to get a little darker earlier which is unfortunate but you know,” said Daniel Tourville of West Springfield.
“It affects me whether I’m getting the extra hour of sleep or I’m losing it. I’m just not quite myself for a few days,” said Mary Klaneski of Wolcott, Connecticut.
Daylight saving time was first put into effect during World War II. The starting and ending days have changed over the years but The Energy Policy Act of 2005 made the start of it on the second Sunday in March and the end of it on the 1st Sunday in November.
In addition to setting your clock back 1 hour, it’s also a good idea to change the battery in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
While most of the country observes the time change Hawaii and most of Arizona don’t change to daylight saving time.
Daylight saving time officially ends Sunday at 2 a.m. and the sun will set Sunday at 4:40 p.m.