At 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, Daylight Savings time comes to an end. Set your clocks back one hour before turning in Saturday night and enjoy the extra hour of sleep.
But before you do, take a few minutes to check the smoke detectors in your home. (And if you don’t have any, shame on you! A trip to your local hardware store this weekend is a must.) If your detectors are battery operated, change the batteries even if they’re still working. And push that little test button to make sure the unit is functioning properly.
The U.S. Fire Administration says that more than 3,000 people die in house fires in the U.S. each year, and more than 16,000 are injured. Kids under age 5 are especially vulnerable. Protect your family, and you’ll enjoy that additional 60 minutes of shuteye even more on Sunday morning.