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Daylight Saving Time 2016: Don't Forget to Fall Back an Hour on Nov. 6

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By    |   Wednesday, 02 Nov 2016 01:28 PM

As 2016 winds down, the Daylight Saving Time change to fall back one hour is here. "When do the clocks go back?" is a question we all ask every time, so here's the answer.

According to International Business Times, clocks will go back on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m. in the United States. That means everybody will be able to get that extra hour of sleep.

As a result, the mornings will see more sunlight while the evenings will seem to get darker a lot faster, and that won’t be changing until the end of March next year.

Along with the fact that some Americans always forget to set those clocks back for Daylight Saving Time, there are some who also don’t know the purpose behind it. And if the name itself does’t give it away, IBTimes noted that the whole purpose behind the tradition is to do just that — save daylight.

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology says that the Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended DST by one month “in the interest of reducing energy consumption,” even though Congress is still able to “revert to the prior law should the change prove unpopular or if energy savings are not significant," IBTimes noted.

Daylight Saving Time, which is also referred to as Fall Back and Winter Time, is said to also benefit the economy in increasing its productivity level and improving upon personal health, according to the website.

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As 2016 winds down, the Daylight Saving Time change to fall back one hour is here. "When do the clocks go back?" is a question we all ask every time, so here's the answer.
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