By the Office of Employee Wellness

Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins this Sunday.  DST is a way of making better use of the daylight in the evenings by setting the clocks forward one hour during the longer days of summer.

Tips on how to prepare:

  • Reset your clocks forward one hour Saturday night before going to bed.
  • Children may have difficulty during bedtime and wake up time, so try to keep routines the same.

Many fire departments encourage people to change the battery in their smoke/carbon dioxide detector when they change their clocks because it provides for a convenient reminder.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was passed by Congress and then signed into law by President George W. Bush on Aug. 8, 2005.

Under this law, DST begins three weeks earlier than previously, on the second Sunday in March. DST is extended by one week to the first Sunday in November.

The new start and stop period began in March 2007.