It's nearly time to 'fall back' and set the clocks back on hour, as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend.
The changeover officially happens at 2AM on Sunday, Nov. 6th.
Recently, there's been a push in Congress make Daylight Savings Time permanent. The U.S. Senate already passed a bill to keep us on Daylight Saving Time. But the bill has so far not been taken up in the U.S. House.
Here are some things to know:
- Two-thirds of Americans want the time change to stop.
- It was not implemented for farmers, but was for electricity savings.
- There is an increase in heart attacks and accidents the week after we Fall Back.
Here are some things they say you should do on “fall back weekend:
- Flip or rotate your mattress
- Wash your pillows (down and polyester pillows can be washed in the washing machine)
- Change the batteries in your smoke detectors (if the batteries still have life, use them in something else, although not a lot of things use the square 9v batteries)
- Get out your winter clothes and put away your shorts and summer clothes
- Reverse your ceiling fans, so they pull air up and circulate the heat around your house.