People Are Waking Up Not Knowing What Time It Is After Clocks Go Back

As people wake up all over the UK, they're asking the simple question: what time is it?

That's right, we've hit that confusing point in the year when the clocks have gone back. If you value sleep above many other things, you'll be enjoying the idea you've got an extra hour in bed. But, if you've woke up to get ready for work, head out or watch the kids you'll maybe be left in a momentary limbo wondering what time you've woken up.

Of course, people have put their questions to the world by commenting on Twitter asking: 'what time is it exactly?'

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Credit: Twitter

While most people's phones, tablets and laptops automatically update, some people have had a bit of confusion with their activity trackers - some are showing the time as it was before the clocks went back, leaving some people in a bit of panic if they're heading for work.

Some people have been left puzzled whether their phones have gone back correctly on not. Fear not though, if you have an iPhone, iPad and Mac they should all automatically change. To make sure all you have to do is check you have your 'Date and Time' settings for 'Set Automatically' turned on and it's best to update your iOS too.

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Credit: Twitter

Basically, daylight savings has come to end, and we see the return to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) as clocks go back an hour.

With the clocks going back an hour, people who have to get up early and usually rarely see sunrise - which has averagely been happening at 7.45am - will benefit from lighter mornings, as this will push sunrise back to 6.45am, on average.

That's right, that beautiful sunny, hot, summer we had is officially behind us as we can safely say we're going into winter.

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Credit: PA

It all started during World War II when the Government moved the clocks forward one hour to help munitions factories maximise productivity. This also allowed people to get home safely before the blackout.

It seems even in 2018 the debate and confusion over the changing clocks is still alive and well - and if you woke up confused, fear not, you weren't alone.

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Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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