It's time to turn the clocks back! On Nov. 3 (at 2:00 a.m.), most people in the United States will be turning their clocks back one hour which means that they will gain one hour of sleep. Unfortunately for most, this also means that it's going to start getting dark outside much earlier... like around 4:30 p.m! According to 22 News, most people turn their clocks back just before they go to sleep.
"In addition to setting your clock back one hour it's also a good idea to change the battery in your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms," 22 News reports.
We turn the clocks back once a year and we move them forward once a year as well. While people really love the idea of getting an extra hour of sleep in the fall, most people don't like the sun setting super early and would prefer to have longer, sun-filled days which is what we witness in the spring.
As previously reported, there are a multitude of reasons that people adjust their clocks twice a year for Daylight Saving Time. While most of those things don't pertain to modern day life, the world continues to keep the "tradition" in place.
To turn the clocks back or not... that is the question. Do you think we should stop Daylight Saving Time?
© Effie Orfanides 2013