When Do the Clocks Go Forward? All You Need To Know

That time of the year has arrived again, when Britain gets itself into a state of confusion. Do the clocks go forward or are we turning them back? Britain and other parts of the world have adopted Daylight Saving for the past 100 years, yet we still manage to accidentally arrive at work an hour late! So, here’s all you need to know about this Spring’s time change.

The Somnus Farm in the Summer

First things first, when exactly do the clocks change this Spring?

The UK moves to British Summer Time (BST) at 1am on Sunday, March 26th.  So don’t forget to turn your clocks forward an hour, if you have a smartphone it should do this automatically for you, so no need to worry.

Why 1 am?

According to Live Science 1 am is the least disruptive time of the day as most people are in bed. It also means the clocks can turn back without changing the date to yesterday.

How much daylight will we get now?

In the peak of summer the UK enjoys a substantial 16 hours and 50 minutes of sunlight, so the worst of the winter sunlight hours is over, and we can now look forward to longer days.

Why do we change the clocks?

Daylight Saving Time was created to make better use of the long sunlight hours of the summer. By “springing” clocks forward an hour in March, we move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.

Don’t forget…

Somnus Supremacy, Dales and Veritas mattresses use high quality materials that benefit from being turned twice a year – therefore the clocks changing is the perfect time to turn your mattress. For a step by step guide on how to turn your Somnus mattress please see our care guide here. 

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