Daylight Saving Time 2011; Time Change 2011, 2012


Just in case you’ve been wondering when it’s coming, the time will change on November 6th, 2011.

Here’s the Time Change Schedule for Daylight Saving Time 2011 and 2012:

  • Fall 2011: Fall back one hour at 2:00 a.m. on November 6, 2011
  • Spring 2012: Spring forward one hour at 2:00 a.m. on March 11, 2012
  • Fall 2012: Fall back one hour at 2:00 a.m. on November 4, 2012

Should you do anything to prepare for the Daylight Saving Time change?  You’ll be gaining an hour of sleep in November, so just make sure to set your clock an hour back in the Fall, before you retire for the night.  In the Spring, set the clock an hour forward.

Some find they are more tired in the Spring when they lose an hour’s sleep.  You can remedy that by going to bed earlier than usual.  Unfortunately, you can’t stock up on sleep, so just get more rest if you need it.

Not all states in the U.S. or provinces in Canada follow the Daylight Saving Time schedule, which can tend to confuse the issue.  But for those that do, times and dates are the same in Canada as in the U.S.

Note that some incorrectly refer to this time change as Daylight Savings Time, but the ‘s’ should actually be dropped.  The correct name is Daylight Saving Time.

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