Daylight saving ends in Spokane early Sunday morning (Nov. 3). As winter approaches the region, 2013 daylight saving ends and the cold weather prepares to hit hard. As reported by National Geographic on Monday (Oct. 28), the entire reason for doing this is to save energy that would be committed to keeping the lights on and heating homes at night.
Most states "sprang forward" an hour to begin DST on Sunday, March 10, as the hours in the day were extended through the summer. Now those same states are going through the process of "falling back" to regain the hour of morning sun that would have otherwise been lost to the transitioning seasons. For most people in the United States and Canada, this will mean an extra hour of sleep over the weekend.
After sacrificing an hour of sleep in late winter / early spring, this is a moment in time where nearly everyone is excited about what the time change means. When daylight saving ends early on Sunday, most people will sleep through it anyway. Waking up will be easier, though, especially for students or people working hard that had been lacking on sleep.
When heading to bed on Saturday night (Nov. 2), make sure to set those clocks an hour ahead. The official reset time is 2 a.m. on Sunday morning though. Then the whole process will begin again on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
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