Confused by Daylight Saving Time? Use This Chart

UPDATED: March 10, 2018

For most of the country, Daylight Saving Time starts this year at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. This means most of us will move our clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

"Whoa," you might be saying. "Hold it, hold it. Back up. You lost me."

Ha ha. We know Daylight Saving Time can be confusing. That's why we developed this chart. Consult it Saturday night before you "hit the hay" and you can't go wrong.

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If You Go to Bed at... Change Your Clocks to...
7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
9:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
10:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
11:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m.
11:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m.
12:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m.
12:30 a.m. 1:30 a.m.
1:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m.
1:30 a.m. 2:30 a.m.
2:00 a.m. 3:00 a.m.

If you don't go to bed at the top or bottom of the hour—if you go to bed, say, at 9:45 p.m. or 10:20 p.m.—contact your local authorities. They are best equipped to help you.