Daylight savings time ends on Sunday November 1st, so it’s time to set those clocks back one hour this weekend. Most people relish the fall time change because they “gain” an extra hour and see a little more light in the morning when they wake up, but many people experience turbulence in their daily rhythms when the clocks change.
One popular suggestion is to go to bed at your normal time and use the opportunity to get up earlier each morning. People who want to add a fitness routine to their morning schedules but don’t feel they have time can take advantage of an extra hour of wakefulness in the morning.
Energy and safety companies use Daylight Savings time to remind homeowners to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This creates a natural ritual of changing batteries twice a year as recommended.
This week was also Carbon Monoxide Safety Awareness Week in Michigan, and Michiganders are reminded to check the working order of their carbon monoxide detectors as cold weather sets in.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand