There are two phrases that have come to be associated with Daylight Savings Time (DST): “spring forward” and “fall back.” It’s a way for us to more easily remember what to do with our clocks when DST ends and begins. And though we know when to push our clocks forward in 2018 — it’s happening soon! — exactly when do we push our clocks back?
For all of us who love to sleep and look forward all year to that glorious extra hour of slumber, here’s the answer. In 2018, DST ends on Sunday, November 4th at 2 a.m. At that time, we push our clocks back by one hour to 1 a.m. While some people look forward to the end of DST as a way to party for an extra hour (ain’t no shame in that!), others anxiously anticipate a longer and better night’s sleep.
Here’s the thing: We know that most of us don’t get enough sleep. We also know too much sleep can be bad for us. But really, what’s the harm in getting some extra shut-eye every once in a while? And if we’re being honest, there’s no better time to indulge our love of hibernation than when DST comes to an end, and we’re plunged back into darkness.
Though the end of DST is still quite a ways away, here are some of the clocks you don’t want to forget to push back when the time comes.
If your cell phone doesn’t double as your alarm clock, that is.
You don’t want to get confused when you’re rushing to get to work on time, do you?
There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning to see your coffee won’t be ready for another hour. The horror!
While it won’t really mess with your life if the microwave clock is off by an hour, it’s just plain annoying to remember that every time you glance at it.
Same goes for your oven.
Yes, they still exist.
So, which do you prefer: pushing your clock forward for extra daylight, or pushing it back for extra sleep? The debate continues.