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Clocks ‘fall back’ to Standard Time on Sunday

It’s time to grab back the precious hour of sleep spring snatched away, as clocks “fall back” to Standard Time at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Ryerson University sleep expert Dr. Colleen Carney told 680News this is a good time to take stock of your health.

“Think about, ‘Do I get enough light during the day, do I exercise, do I eat well, do I stay hydrated,’” Dr. Carney said.

She also said the extra hour of sleep will help the majority of Canadians who are sleep deprived.

When changing your clocks, it’s also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Nearly half of all fatal fires in Ontario occur because there was no working smoke alarms in the homes, according to Oakville’s fire department.

Residents are required by law to have working smoke alarms on every storey of their homes and outside each sleeping area. It’s also recommended to have them inside all bedrooms for extra protection.

Failing to comply with the Fire Code can result in a $235 ticket or a fine of up to $50,000.

People are also advised to be extra careful while walking, biking or driving in the evenings, as it will get darker earlier.