Do you want more sleep?
Before you go to bed on Saturday night, remember to “fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour. On Sunday, November 4, at 2 am, your clocks should be turned back one hour.
In 2018 daylight savings happens on Sunday, March 11th and Sunday, November 4th. The March time change is known as “spring forward”, which means the clocks go 1 hour ahead and we lose an hour of sleep. Then in November, we “fall back” and the clocks 1 hour back and we’re blissfully allowed to sleep in for just a little bit longer.
- Check smoke alarm batteries. When turning the clocks back, take a few minutes to replace the smoke alarm batteries if needed and push the test button to make sure the alarms are working. It’s also a great time to check carbon monoxide detectors.
- Install smoke alarms. If you don’t have working smoke alarms, install them. At a minimum, put one on every level of the home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Check local building codes for additional requirements.
- Practice an escape plan. Make sure everyone in the household knows two ways to get out of every room and how to get out of the home in less than two minutes.
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