Fall back: Hamilton health-care provider offers advice for dealing with time change

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Published November 5, 2021 at 9:35 am

Clocks fall back by an hour as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end at 2 a.m. on Sunday November, 7, 2021.

Of the two time changes that happen in the year, which one is your favourite?

Perhaps the one where we gain an extra hour of sleep?

Well, that’s what’s happening this weekend when Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday (Nov. 7) when the clocks fall back one hour at 2 a.m.

Daylight Saving Time was adopted back in the early 1900s in an effort to make better use of daylight in the spring/summer months and conserve energy.

But much like those golden days of spring and summer, Daylight Saving must come to an end and now here we are.

Even though we gain an hour with this time change, it can still prove to be a little unsettling in terms of our sleep patterns and those of our children.

Thankfully, Hamilton Health Sciences has offered some tips for helping yourself and others through this change.

Tips for managing sleep habits during this time can be found on the health-care provider’s website.

According to the Hamilton Fire Department (HFD), now is also a good time to take care of some important maintenance.

The time change is a good time to check the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Check out HFD’s advice for changing out these important home safety tools on the City of Hamilton website.

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