On March 10th, we will Spring Forward! Moving our clocks ahead means earlier bed times and wake up times. The mornings are dark and the evenings are light until almost 8 PM. Although we eventually adjust, for the first week or so our bodies are confused. Until we are adjusted, it is common to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up at the correct time. All of these things can lead to sleep deprivation and reduction in performance which can increase the risk for mistakes, including vehicle crashes. Waking up late also puts people into a frantic rush which can, in turn, cause reckless driving. Although it is nice to have extra daylight to enjoy our Spring and Summer evenings, this time change can not only disrupt our sleep patterns, but also pose a hazard to morning commutes.