Daylight saving time ends Sunday: Get ready to 'fall back'

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That means you set the clocks back (as in "fall back") so you have an extra hour.

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m.

Kentucky and IL residents will get back the hour of sleep they lost during the spring time change in March.

She says something as simple as maintaining a regular bed time can make a big difference.

Daylight saving is observed in approximately 70 countries, including most of those in North America and Europe. Set clocks back one hour.

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For tips on how to prepare for Daylight Saving Time, refer to this information from the National Institute of Standard and Technology's time and frequency division. "Most people preferred having the daylight in the morning".

Originally adopted in Europe and the U.S.to save energy during World War I, daylight saving time has always been controversial, The Washington Post noted growing research now shows switching the clocks twice a year saves little, if any, energy. For many years, DST was from the last Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October.

On the positive side, WebMD notes losing an hour of sleep in the spring is more hard to adjust to than gaining an hour in the fall. However, the 2005 Energy Policy Act moved DST up three weeks earlier and ended it a week later.

Most areas within the United States participate in Daylight Saving Time, except Arizona, Hawaii and territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

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