Daylight Saving Time arrives this weekend

Updated Mar 13, 2021
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Love it or hate it, Daylight Saving Time arrives this weekend.

DST officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14. So, prevailing wisdom says to set your clocks ahead an hour before your got to bed Saturday night. However, many of your electronic devices -- your smartphone or tablet -- will make the change for you.

And, while you're at it, put an alarm in your smartphone to turn back your clocks by an hour Nov. 7 when Daylight Saving Time ends for this year.

Keep in mind that even a modest time change like the one you'll make this weekend can disrupt your sleep pattern. This could, in turn, affect your alertness while driving. So for the first week or so after the time change, be extra aware that you're staying alert when you drive. And, if you're not, find a place to park and rest.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers these tips:

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