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Daylight saving time is coming back, but watch out for the negative effects

Daylight saving time is coming back, but watch out for the negative effects

On the last Sunday of March, the clock will move forward 60 minutes and solar time will be back in effect.

For a long time, the European Commission has discussed the possibility of eliminating the sundial, however, at the moment the dispute is still open and nothing has been approved.

Europe has left enough freedom to each country to decide whether or not to abolish daylight saving time, and Italy has always been among those countries that have not seen favoring the elimination of daylight saving time.

Thus we will continue with the tradition, sleep an hour less, on the other hand we will have more hours of sunshine during the day. And we all know how good the effects of the sun are for our body and good mood.

However, this change will not only bring beneficial effects, there are also negative effects that you should be aware of.

You sleep worse

With the daytime schedule, you will sleep an hour less at night. For some, it may take up to three weeks to get used to the change. Sleep will be uncomfortable. The causes of this disorder can be traced to the impact that the time change causes on our internal clock, which regulates many cyclical functions of our body.

Decreased concentration

Decreased or worsening sleep causes loss of concentration and productivity at work and school. A study in the Journal of Applied Psychology reported that with the advent of solar time there is an increase in the amount of time people waste browsing entertainment sites. The search was conducted in the United States by comparing Google navigation data from the Monday before and after the time change.

Heart attacks

Hours removed from sleep increase stress, and increase the chances of a heart attack for those at risk. Moreover, given that the morning is the most sensitive time of the day for people at risk.

More suicides

As cited in Focus magazine, there appears to be an increase in suicides in the weeks following the clock change (both in summer and winter). A study conducted in Australia reveals that even a small change in biological rhythms can have a negative and devastating effect on the most vulnerable people.