It’s Spring Forward Time In Texas This Weekend, As Daylight Savings Returns
Daylight Savings returns this weekend.
All this week you'll hear reminders to set your clocks forward, but as technology keeps advancing, you probably have fewer and fewer clocks that don't just take care of this themselves. So when do they do it? For technology that has the ability to update itself to Daylight Savings Time, 2 a.m. is the magic hour. If you were to be awake this coming Sunday morning at 2 a.m., your phone, computer, and some other devices would go from 1:59 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Now it would be highly pointless for you to wake up and do this yourself at 2 a.m., so it's recommended that you set the clocks ahead when you go to sleep Saturday night.
With so many electronics updating themselves, it's rare for anyone to forget, at least for long, that the time has changed. Those kinds of wacky hijinks just don't happen anymore. I really, really doubt that anyone in this day and age is going to show up Monday an hour late.
What you should keep in mind is that this is coming. You have the possibility of losing an hour of sleep if you don't prepare ahead. You can ease this transition with a few adjustments. It can be as easy as going to bed twenty or thirty minutes earlier on Friday, then another twenty or thirty minutes earlier than that on Saturday so that you can wake up partially adjusted to the time change on Sunday.
Daylight Savings Time is all about giving you more usable sunlight. It's really not more complex than that. It's bothersome that there's a tiny adjustment twice a year, but if you prepare for it just a little you can minimize its effects on your schedule.