Daylight Saving Time is coming up tomorrow, which means we all get the privilege of losing an hour of sleep. But fear not, because with a little preparation, you can make the transition a bit smoother.
First things first, don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.
The time change isn’t just about losing an hour of sleep. It’s also a good time to check your smoke alarms. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five home fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms. So, it’s crucial to make sure your smoke alarms are functioning properly.
Take a few minutes to test your smoke alarms by pressing the “test” button on each unit. If you don’t hear a loud, piercing sound, then it’s time to replace the batteries or the entire unit. And while you’re at it, make sure you have smoke alarms installed on every level of your home and in each bedroom.
Don’t let Daylight Saving Time catch you off guard. Adjust your clocks and check your smoke alarms to ensure a safe and timely spring forward.
Losing an hour of sleep might be tough, but it’s a small price to pay for longer days and warmer weather. So, grab that cup of coffee and get ready to enjoy more sunshine and outdoor activities.