Thursday, November 1, 2012
These dark mornings have you wondering: When does Daylight Saving Time end?
Those 7:30 a.m. commutes will get darker before they get lighter. Daylight Saving Time ends officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. Remember, you’ll “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour. Many electronic devices automatically adjust when Daylight Saving Time begins or ends. When you change your clocks in the fall and spring, it’s also a good time to change smoke detector batteries and check to make sure device are in working order. Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time. It begins again on March 10, 2013.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
With Daylight Saving Time starting Sunday, set all clocks ahead one hour.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Sunday, 2 a.m. becomes 3 a.m. Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday. Readers should set their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. As the adage goes, spring forward, fall back. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan recommends also changing the smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries at the same time. “March is one of the months where many fatal fires occur. They happen where we feel safest—at home–and at night when most people are sleeping," Coan said in a press release. "Making sure the smoke alarms are working is a simple, effective way to help your family survive an unexpected fire."
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Experts offer sleep tips.
This week, I am honing in on our household nocturnal routines. March 5 to March 11 is designated as National Sleep Awareness Week. My husband, daughter and I could pose for a portrait of the all-American sleep- deprived family. I have begun to sleep with a pillow over my head to muffle the sound of my husband's snoring. As if recurrent insomnia wasn't cause enough for my ever-present sleeplessness. My bed partner robs me of REM sleep with a cacophonous concert playing through his nose and mouth. He is unaware of his nightly noises until I nudge him in the side and tell him to roll over. My harrumphing produces little effect, except to fire my exasperation. He feels for me, but he has his own exhaustion to contend with. Getting up at …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Remember to change your clocks for Sunday.
If the colder days and the sun setting earlier weren't proof enough that fall is here, start looking for your clocks and watches. It's time to "fall back," as the adage goes. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m. Timepieces should be set for an hour earlier before you call it a night tonight.