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. This year, 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.
“Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half,” said Neela Mukherjee Lockel, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island. “Turn and test is a reminder to set your clocks back and take a few minutes to push the test button to make sure all alarms are working.”