Don't forget to set your clocks ahead this Sunday. The time officially changes at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
The National Safety Council is cautioning employers that workers may be especially tired on the Monday following Daylight Savings Time. Those who may be directly impacted by lack of sleep are shift workers, and those workers who work long shifts, do not get regular breaks, have less than 12 hours off between shifts, have sleep deficiencies, work high-risk hours (such as overnight or early morning), have physically or mentally demanding jobs or experience long commutes.
Drive safe on Monday the 12th. According to SceinceDirect.com, historically, the number of automobile accidents is increased the Monday following the Daylight Savings time change. Take the needed steps to get the sleep you need during the time change this weekend. Be alert and drive defensively to avoid accidents with those drivers who may display symptoms of fatigue or falling asleep at the wheel.
We all enjoy the extra hour of sunlight in the evenings. It is a time for BBQ's, evening walks and conserving electricity . As we approach DST this weekend, try to find ways of scheduling in some extra rest. Benjamin Franklin may have said it best when he advised "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man (or woman) healthy, wealthy and wise."