Daylight Saving Time
As Minnesotans turn their clocks back one hour this weekend, the state fire marshal is reminding citizens to also change their smoke alarm batteries. State Fire Marshal Bruce West says people die every year in homes where smoke alarms aren’t working properly, or aren’t there at all. Dead or missing batteries are the most common reasons that alarms fail.
This weekend, everyone is going to get the opportunity to take an extra hour of sleep. As the saying goes, “fall back, spring forward.” Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, so don’t forget to turn those clocks back.
For one man in South Minneapolis, every second, minute and hour makes a difference. Tom Trudell has been keeping track of time for 30 years at his shop It’s About Time.
It is the end of Daylight Saving Time, when we gain one hour of sleep. Dr. Emran Khawaja is a sleep expert at HCMC. He said most of us are sleep deprived, and should enjoy the extra hour. He also recommends keeping a regular sleep schedule, if you can.
It means setting those clocks back one hour the morning of Nov. 3. Sleep experts said although it’s easier to gain an hour than lose an hour, the time change still affects our circadian rhythm.
Daylight saving time is this weekend, and we’ll move our clocks forward an hour. While it’s nice to have an extra daylight at the end of the day, this time change can feel like jet lag.
This weekend we sprang forward and set our clocks ahead an hour for daylight saving time — and that means an extra hour of light in the evening.
A strong low pressure tracked over northern Minnesota Friday night and Saturday morning.