Daylight Savings 2016: When do we turn back the clocks?

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The time to fall back is near: On Sunday, November 6, Daylight Saving Time for 2016 comes to an end, and at precisely 2 a.m. that morning, it’s time to turn back the clocks that don’t do it themselves.

Standard Time will return, and it will stick around until 2 a.m. on March 12, 2017.

We get an extra hour of sleep when 2 a.m. becomes 1 a.m. on November 6, and while some people don’t like losing the hour of afternoon daylight, that extra hour’s slumber has to be worth something.

Or instead of sleeping through it, maybe you’ll spend that bonus hour reading newspapers and news websites — you can’t put a price on that (OK, yes, most newspapers do put a price on that, but many news websites don’t. You’re welcome).

Or use the hour on any of the other countless endeavors on which to savor an extra hour. Or, just realize that there is no such thing as an extra hour, because it’s lost when clocks move forward to start Daylight Saving Time in March.

To review:

Daylight Saving Time 2016 ends on Sunday, November 6 at 2 a.m. Turn your clocks back one hour to 1 a.m.

Daylight Saving Time 2017 begins on Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m. Turn your clocks forward one hour to 3 a.m.

Changing the clocks is always a good time to sync changing the batteries in your smoke / CO detectors.

Fire safety officials recommend changing those batteries at least once a year and replacing the detectors every 10 years, even if they’re hard-wired.

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