Although gaining an hour seems like a good way to get more rest, the change of time does affect your sleep patterns. Doctors recommend drinking lots of water to help your body adjust, stay active during the day, and do something relaxing a few hours before what would normally be your bedtime.
And as you turn your clocks back, the Bentonville Fire Department is reminding you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It is easy to remember, change your clock and change your battery. The message is simple and the habit can be lifesaving.
"Especially this year coming in to the winter season, they'll be more fires in fireplaces and Christmas is coming on and Christmas trees and so we want everyone to have a good battery in their smoke detector," Deputy Chief Larry Horton.
It only costs a few dollars for new batteries, and with the extra hour be sure to remind friends, family and neighbors to change their batteries as well.