It’s always nice to have extra hour of sleep on the weekend, and we’re about to get one as we fall back into Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6.
The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., but you don’t have to spring out of bed and move the big hand on your clock back an hour. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.
If you’re still using an analog alarm clock, you’ll probably want to move it back before you go to sleep on Saturday or when you wake up the next morning.
The end of DST is also a good time to change the batteries and make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order.
When the time falls back an hour means the sun will begin to set before dinner. Sunset this Sunday will be at 4:46 p.m.
This all started when Ben Franklin suggested 232 years ago that towns should employ the use of church bells or cannon blasts, if necessary, to wake citizens at sunrise so they could take full advantage of sunlight.