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Disrupting The Space-Time Continuum: Daylight Saving At 2AM

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Mr. Sandman will be stealing an hour of snooze time from most of America on Sunday when we collectively turn ahead the clock from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. If you prefer to not to show up an hour late to brunch, perhaps reset the clock before you go to bed.

To soften the sleepy blow, NPR reminds us that Daylight Saving Time used to begin on Jan. 6, and suggests repeating the mantra, "at least it's not 1974," to help with the yawn factor. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe this change, however DST will hold steady for the rest of us until the first Sunday in November when our rogue REM is returned.

As always, the Los Angeles Fire Department encourages everyone to Spring Forward In Time For Fire Safety and test carbon monoxide alarms, test smoke alarms, change batteries if they're older than 12 months, and switch out emergency water (10 gallons per person) if it's been more than six months.