Time change 2014 Changeover to summer time
Summer time: watches are presented
The coming night from Saturday to Sunday will be shortened by one hour. Daylight saving time begins: At 2:00 am, the clocks are presented at 3:00 am for one hour. Even if the twice-yearly change of time has become routine, the human body is always plagued with it.
Planned energy-saving effects have barely settled
In the coming night from Saturday to Sunday, the clocks are presented from 2:00 to 3:00 clock by one hour. Summer time was introduced in Germany for reasons of energy saving in 1980. The idea behind it was that less lighting and therefore less power would be consumed when the day was one hour ahead „shifts“. However, this turned out to be a fallacy and energy savings were hardly detectable. Among other things, more and more people are calling for the abolition of the recurring time change. For the „Maintaining the normal time“ Citizens have already collected over 50,000 signatures.
Summer time ends in October
However, an EU-wide regulation is the basis for the time change. So a national return to the so-called „standard time“ not useful. According to European regulations, Central European Summer Time (CEST) starts in all Member States on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October. So it ends this year on October 26th. For the majority of the population and the companies the time change is already routine. As for the Deutsche Bahn, which claims to have changed on Sunday, a total of 120,000 clocks in stations, service rooms and vending machines.
Health problems due to time change
For the human body, however, the time change is usually not routine. Many people suffer during the acclimatization phase from health problems such as tiredness, sleep disorders, headaches, difficulty concentrating, irritability and dizziness. These symptoms may also appear during the time change in October. Investigations have also shown that the change leads to more traffic accidents and also increase the risk of heart attack. (Ad)
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