End of Daylight Saving Time (DST)

At 2am on Sunday, November 6, 2022, clocks will turn back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) (or summer) time by moving their clocks back an hour and the start of standard (or winter) time.

When Do We “Fall Back” In 2022?

The first Sunday in November is when Daylight Saving Time ends in most areas of the U.S., so in 2022 we’ll “fall back” one hour and return to Standard Time on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2 a.m. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before bed Saturday night!

Are You Saying It Correctly?

The correct phrasing is “Daylight Saving Time” (not “savings” with an s), meaning: a time for saving daylight!

Is There A Benefit To Daylight Saving Time?

Many people feel like they lose an hour when daylight saving time starts. 

The idea behind moving the clocks twice a year is to take better advantage of the sun’s natural electricity (or light). Most of us get out of bed after the sun has risen and gone to bed after it has set. But what if the sun rose and set later? When we spring forward and fall back, we’re not really “saving” time; we’re just giving up a little sun in the morning and adding it to the evening. So will we better utilize the sun’s illumination during this newfound sunlight?

Later sunsets cause people to get out and do more in the evenings. Some argue that this results in an increase in our gasoline consumption as we drive around more during the lighter evenings. And if it’s darker in the morning, doesn’t that mean more electricity will be needed to get ready for school and work? Food for thought!

This simple action will not only add an extra 60 minutes to their weekend, but also shift daylight back into the morning hours, making it a little less painful to wake up for school and work during the shorter winter days.

Which States Don’t Use DST?

Most of Arizona and Hawaii don’t use DST. Indiana introduced DST in 2006.

There have been numerous attempts to convince lawmakers to abolish DST, both in the US and Europe, they have thus far been unsuccessful. Hence, unless you reside in Hawaii, Arizona, or the US territories, you have little choice but to “Fall Back” and enjoy the bonus hour this weekend! Health experts suggest the best way to adjust is going to bed at your regular time, even if the day is an hour longer. They also recommend exercising, so be sure to use Sunday’s bonus time for a fun outdoor activity, like biking, running, or hiking.

Happy Fall Back

The idea is to adapt our bodies to natural light and save energy, but many people doubt whether any significant savings actually take place. Studies analyzed by the European Commission suggest marginal savings of 0.5% to 2.5% in electricity usage. True, it is lighter out when we go to work in the morning, but darker when we go home again. Added to this is the impact on human health, as many people report feeling more tired and having greater difficulty concentrating in the days following the time change.

Thank You for your time. 

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