DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s the longest weekend of the year, as we turn our clocks back one hour for the end of Daylight Saving Time.

The change back to standard time takes place officially at 2 a.m. Sunday.

By “falling back,” we’ll see more daylight in the morning, but that also means it will get darker earlier.

Authorities say it’s a good idea to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms when you set your clocks back.

What are you planning to do with that extra time?

— “I am going to have the best time of my life because I work weekends and I cannot wait to have that extra hour to sleep.”

— “I am going to sleep. It just gives me plenty of time to get up and prepare for church and just relax and enjoy myself.”

— “It will be extra sleep for me, just preserving my energy.”

— “I’m most likely going to go to sleep longer, because with school it’s just they give us so much work, so I think I’ll use that extra hour to take a nap.”

Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October.

The passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks – from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.

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