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Daylight Saving Time

by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Mar 07, 2014

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On Sunday at 2:00 a.m. our clocks jump forward an hour and we’ll all feel a little robbed of sleep. The hour change will help us get a little more sunshine during our day, but initially it can cause some concerns.

Rolling the clocks forward often disrupts sleep. For the first week, it’s a good idea to go to bed a little earlier than usual. This will help you through the transition and keep you safer. Monday will be a day of more traffic accidents than usual because people are drowsy. That doesn’t mean daylight savings time is bad, however. The time change actually decreases the overall number of accidents after Monday because the daily commute is less likely to happen during twilight when it’s harder to see.

To make sure you’re getting enough sleep and staying on time, walk around your house and move all of your clocks forward. Common clocks that don’t automatically jump forward can be found on or in the:

  • Nightstand
  • Oven/stove
  • Coffeemaker
  • Living room
  • Kids’ rooms
  • Cars
  • Microwave
  • Wrist

Daylight saving time is also a great time to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. People’s Trust wants you to take some time today to enjoy your weekend and make sure your home is safe.

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