In less than a month, the clocks will be turned back to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time in 2014. However, for many Americans the change is a confusing and stressful nuisance that can be hard to remember.
The end of Daylight Saving Time this year comes Sunday, Nov. 2. At exactly 2 a.m., local time, clocks should be turned back one hour to 1 a.m. The change will result in an additional hour of light in the morning, but an earlier sunset. The change is often called “fall back.”
Of course, most mobile devices, tablets, cable boxes and smartphones will update the time change automatically. However, traditional watches, clocks and other non-Internet enabled devices (stoves, microwaves) will require an old-fashioned manual change. Additionally, several states and U.S. territories (including Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the northern Mariana Islands) do not observe Daylight Saving Time and residents in any of those areas will not need to worry about the time change.
After the Nov. 2 time change, people will not need to worry about changing the clocks again until the beginning of Daylight Saving Time 2015, which falls on March 8. For those feeling stressed about the time change, though, they can take comfort in the extra hour of sleep they will be get after turning back the clocks.
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