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It's time to fall back again!

You may have thought that Daylight Saving Time was here to stay. It almost was as in March 2022, the U.S. Senate approved a bill which would have made Daylight Saving Time permanent but, because the U.S. House of Representatives didn’t take up the bill, it didn’t become law so it’s “fall back” time again this Sunday.

The official time to set the clock back an hour to end Daylight Saving Time (DST) is Sunday morning, November 5, at 2:00 a.m.

Many studies show that even a one-hour switch in a person's sleep pattern can make them less inefficient for at least five to seven days after the change, making them more susceptible to accidents. Getting enough sleep is vital for good health and alertness. Take advantage of that extra hour this weekend to improve your sleep habits going forward.

It’s going to be darker earlier in the evening so make an effort to take midday walks and sit near a window during the day when you can to catch that natural light. Research has shown that natural sunlight does play a role in people’s moods and sleep cycles.

The whole issue of changing clocks due to Daylight Saving Time may some day be a non-issue. Stay tuned.