Tomorrow the time changes. How does this affect our body?
The clock change will happen this Sunday, at midnight. We will stay in bed for one more hour. So, from tomorrow it will start getting darker faster. But what is important for experts is the change that happens to our body. Some people are happy with the idea of an extra hour of sleep, but many others believe that the clock change should not happen anymore, as suggested by the European Commission after a survey.
The data, according to experts, show a small but significant increase in accidents at work, especially on Monday. Expert Neil Stanley says that those most affected are those who have a busy life and are always on the go.
Here's what he says: Our evidence and studies show that many people suffer from what's called 'social jet lag', which means that people don't get enough sleep during the week and, with the time difference, try to make up for it at the weekend, plus one more hour of sleep. According to him, it takes three days for the body to adapt to the change.
“Every cell in the body also needs to turn back one hour. Starting from the cells, to the organs such as the liver and to the functions of the heart, they must adapt to the change and this does not happen so quickly, but within the period mentioned above, three days. According to Stanley we are unconscious of these changes, but the effects are all felt.