DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Don't forget to spring forward one hour this weekend. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 am Sunday.
It gives us all an extra hour of light in the evenings. Some studies suggest that it helps save energy. Fire marshals want you to use it as a reminder to replace the batteries in your smoke detector.
Ohio Fire Marshal Larry Flowers says, "The cost of a 9-volt battery is about $7.00. Pick up the batteries to be ready for Sunday. It's a small price for your family's safety."
There have also been extensive studies over the years about how it affects your health. To help you adapt, Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., offered these tips to MSNBC online:
- For the two weeks after the time change, get up five to 10 minutes earlier every two to three days.
- Exercise 30 to 40 minutes in bright light (before 5 p.m.) daily.
- Eat at least three to five hours before you go to bed.
- Don't drink caffeinated beverages after noon.
- Limit alcohol to one drink with dinner and do not have alcohol after dinner.
- Don't do any computer work during the hour before bedtime. Instead, relax by reading, listening to quiet music or watching TV.
- Stay out of your bedroom until bedtime. If possible, do not work in your bedroom.
An accident on Interstate 75 is blocking northbound traffic.
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocked Burrville Road north of Fort Recovery-Minster Road in Mercer County Monday morning.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
A light drizzle of rain falling Monday morning could freeze to area roads ahead of the morning commute.
Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.