Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 7 at 2 p.m.
Most digital and electronic clocks change the time automatically, but some clocks may need to be manually reset.
However, not all states practice daylight saving time. Most residents of Hawaii and Arizona, along with the US territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands and Guam, do not wind their clocks.
Michelle Drape, director of sleep-behavioral medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center in Ohio, said that most people welcome the extra hour of shutdown, but the change can be disruptive for young children.
It can be tempting to stay up later because you have an extra hour, but Drape advises against it.
“Since our society is generally sleep-deprived as a whole, it is recommended that most people maintain a consistent bedtime and, if possible, sleep until (their) designated time to wake up and sleep. Enjoy the extra hour,” he said via email.
If you start to sleep during the day, Drape suggests taking a 15- to 20-minute nap in the early afternoon to limit sleep disruption.
She adds that creating a routine can keep the mind on track throughout the day, such as making the bed or eating at the same time.
When you wake up on Sunday, change the clocks immediately if they don’t change automatically, your brain says. Can see change and adjust more quickly. of sleeping pills.
It’s also important to expose yourself to sunlight when you wake up to help reset your body clock, she said.
Why do we “fall back”?
Daylight saving time was actively used and deactivated from the 1920s until the passage of the Uniform Hours Act in 1966. This law established daylight saving time from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
In 1987, Daylight Savings Time began on the first weekend in April and ended on the last Sunday in October.
In 2007 the time was extended again to start on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November, which is the current schedule.
About 70 countries practice daylight saving time.