Daylight Saving Time (DST) — the time when you must set your clocks forward — begins this Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m.
To make sure you’re up on time Sunday, set your clock an hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night. Most smartphones and other electronic devices automatically adjust for DST, but it’s still a good idea to double-check, especially if you have an appointment at a shipper in the morning.
Note: Arizona does not participate in DST.
DST and Your Sleep Schedule
Research has shown that DST can cause fatigue and sleep-related crashes. To prevent this, try to go to bed an hour earlier Saturday night. Consumer Reports recommends exposing yourself to bright light as early as possible Sunday and avoid coffee after 2 p.m. on Saturday. WebdMD reiterates that exposing yourself to bright light during your waking hours and limiting your light exposure at night can help you adjust and maintain a good sleep schedule. Keep in mind that other drivers may also be fatigued from the time change and drive with extra caution.