End of Daylight Saving Time

November 7, 2022
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Sunday, November 6th, was the end of daylight saving time so we “fell back” an hour this past weekend. While it sounds nice to gain an extra hour of sleep, it can take your body up to a week to adjust to the new times for sleeping, eating, and various activities. Consider reducing demanding physical and mental tasks as much as possible this week to allow yourself time to adjust.

For drivers, the end of daylight saving time can mean a sudden change in driving conditions during the late afternoon/evening rush. There may be a higher risk for vehicle crashes as drivers adjust from driving home during daylight hours to driving home in darkness. Please be extra cautious while driving.

With the end of daylight saving, also consider replacing the batteries in your smoke detectors (if you haven’t already done so this past weekend). Because smoke alarms are a critical element of home fire safety, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) supports all efforts to reinforce the importance of working batteries. The long-standing “Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries” campaign encourages the public to change their smoke alarm batteries when moving clocks ahead in the spring and turning them back in the fall.

Credit: CDC, NFPA

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