Most Americans Gain an Hour Sunday

Sunday, Nov 4, 2012  |  Updated 10:25 AM CDT
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Most Americans Gain an Hour Sunday

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EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 26: Alan Wilson, Director of James Ritchie & Son clockmakers, founded in 1809, adjusts a clock face to British Summer Time on March 26, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Clocks will be put forward by one hour on Sunday 28th March 2010, officially the start of British Summer Time. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alan Wilson

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Most Americans got an extra hour of sleep this weekend thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

Officially, the change occured at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people set their clocks back before hitting the sack Saturday night.

Remember, the time fell back an hour. Otherwise, you will be an hour early on Sunday for church, golf, brunch or whatever.

Residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona and some U.S. territories don't have to change since they do not observe daylight-saving time.

Public safety officials said this is also a good time to put a new battery in the smoke alarm, no matter where you live.

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. local time the second Sunday in March.

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