. Time to Set Clocks Back to Standard Time WASHINGTON - Backyard barbecue season is winding to a close and it's time to say goodbye to daylight-saving time. Clocks shift back to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday, local time, giving most people an extra hour of sleep Saturday night. That means set the clock back an hour â fall back. Of course, it also means an extra hour of work to those who work the overnight shift. Daylight-saving time returns the first Sunday in April. .