Don't forget — this weekend, it's time to fall back
It's the first weekend in November, and that means Daylight Saving Time officially comes to an end.
The clocks go officially go back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, which the clocks will go back to 1 a.m.
CJAD 800 medical expert Dr. Mitch Shulman says getting that hour of sleep that we lost back in March is, or should be, a very welcome thing.
"We're chronically sleep-deprived," Dr. Mitch told CJAD 800's Andrew Carter, "so the extra hour of sleep actually reduces the risk of having a heart attack on Monday, and reduces how severe your accidents are going to be."
There are some potential down sides, however — it will get darker earlier in the evening, and that might take a little getting used to.
"The darkness at night can be a problem when driving. So we always warn people for the first couple of days to be careful, especially in the evening, because it's darker," Dr. Mitch says.
In addition, less light can also mean, more depression, and the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder — the carb-craving, lack-of-energy kind of depression that people are prone to at this time of year. "That does increase as a result of a shift in the clock, so take good care of yourself. Take it easy, make sure you're getting enough rest."
Daylight Saving Time comes back in the early morning hours of March 10, 2019.