Daylight Saving Time 2016 is almost upon us. As the hours of daylight get shorter each day that is a good indication that Daylight Savings Time is near. While it can't come soon enough to bring the sunlight a little earlier in the morning to help us wake up, you still have some time to wait.

U.K. is October and U.S. is November!

Daylight Saving Time arrives in the U.S. and Canada on the first Sunday in November and for 2016, that date is November 6 at 2 am.

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For the U.K., they get to change their clocks back sooner, as it is the last Sunday in October. For our neighbors across the pond the 2016 Daylight Savings Time ends in the U.K. on October 30, a week ahead of the U.S. and Canada, according to the IBT News.

Darker in the afternoon and brighter in the morning?

The daylight is waning in the afternoon hours and once the clocks fall back it will even be darker. The morning commute is where you will benefit from the sunlight as Daylight Saving Time brightens up the morning an hour earlier.

As far as which way to turn your clock, ahead or behind...remember the old adage that calls for the time to  "fall" back in the fall and "spring" ahead for the spring.

Is it Daylight 'Saving' or 'Savings' Time?

While we are on the subject of Daylight Saving Time, is the word "Saving" or "Savings," as it is seen both ways in many of the articles online? According to the Time Table and Date website, it is now widely accepted to use this both ways, but the absolute correct spelling of the term is "Daylight Saving Time" without the "s" on the end of "Saving."

Because of the way it sounds, over the years people started adding the "s" to savings, as it tends to smoothly roll out that way!

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You wouldn't say you have a saving account, no... it's savings account, so people have added the "s" to savings because it just sounds better.

You will find the "s" in savings in Daylight Savings Time frequently used in Australia, the U.S. and Canada. One nice thing about turning the clocks back an hour is that you pick up an extra hour of sleep on the Sunday the clocks fall back. In the spring it is reversed and you lose an hour. Since this is the time of the year you find yourself more sleepy it's a plus to gain an hour in November.

Clock change is pretty much effortless today!

It wasn't too long ago that there wasn't one clock in your home, office or car that you didn't have to change manually. While some still need the touch of your hand to do so today, many are computerized to change on their own. Cellphones, computers, car radios, tablets, stoves, microwaves and even some alarm clocks will change on their own, so when you get up on Sunday morning, November 6, you are looking at the correct time.

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