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Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, 11/05 /17.   We set clocks back one hour and that could cause a disruption in sleep rhythms especially for those with ADHD 

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 5, 2017 than the day before.

On Sunday, November 5, 2017,  at 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:00:00 am local standard time.



Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time for the summer months, and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight. However, DST has many detractors.


Does changing the clocks really provide benefits? We’ll let you be the judge.


Benjamin Franklin’s “An Economical Project,” written in 1784, is the earliest known proposal to “save” daylight. It was whimsical in tone, advocating laws to compel citizens to rise at the crack of dawn to save the expense of candlelight:

Every morning, as soon as the Sun rises, let all the bells in every church be set ringing: and if that is not sufficient, let cannon be fired in every street to wake the sluggards effectually…. Oblige a man to rise at four in the morning, and it is probable that he will go willingly to bed at eight in the evening.”


“Every year, most of the country and much of the world turns clocks forward or backward to gain the advantage of the increased natural light. It’s a mistake with a litany of reasons why, including the disruption of sleep rhythms ( gene link this article understanding sleep) to an increase in accidents, a spike in heart attacks, and even lost productivity. Yes, the common rationale of why we have daylight-savings time stands on its head.”

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