Daylight Saving Time ends

Due to Daylight Saving Time ending, most will get an extra hour of sleep this weekend.

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Benjamin Franklin initially came up with the idea that people should get up earlier to make better use of available light and save on candle wax.

Britain first took on Franklin’s idea — later know as Daylight Saving Time — in the early 1900s. The concept wasn’t adopted by the United States until 1966, though.

Even now there are still states that do not observe the change.

As an easy way to remember the time changes, many know the phrase “spring forward, fall back,” Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Carrieann Marit said.

With this in mind, before heading to bed Saturday night, set your clocks back one hour since the time change will actually take effect while many will be sleeping.

As a reminder, this is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.


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