Clocks Fall Back at 2 AM on November 4

It’s the first weekend in November. You know what that means: It’s time to “fall back.”

Or more specifically, time for us to move our clocks back as daylight saving time comes to an end.

It happens at 2 a.m. Sunday, in essence allowing most Americans to relive the 1 a.m. hour all over again.

So people will get an extra hour to sleep or party or maybe go over that sample ballot before voting in Tuesday’s midterms. Hey, we’re not here to judge how you use your time.

The change affects all those in the United States except for people in Hawaii and parts of Arizona who do not observe daylight saving time. The territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and American Samoa also do not recognize the change. (Florida lawmakers voted earlier this year to stop doing the time-change thing, but it still has to be OK’d by Congress before that takes effect there.)

What it does
For those who do change the digits on their clocks, the sun will seem to come up earlier in the morning and it set earlier at night.

Now there’s lots of debate about whether this twice-a-year time change is even worth it. There are studies that say moving the clock ahead one hour in the spring to start daylight saving time puts you at a higher risk for strokes and heart attacks.

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SOURCE: CNN, Doug Criss