The change of time is the typical moment that, despite happening every year, time after time another one caught us clueless. Some insurance has cost him some displeasure, such as being late for work or missing a flight. For this not to happen again we tell you when you must make the time change in this year 2017.
THE HOUR CHANGE: HOW AND WHY?
This decision goes back to 1976 and the main objective is to reduce energy consumption. The idea was to lengthen the sunset in order to use less electricity for lighting. And save 300,000 PTE (ie, equivalent tons of oil). Although energy savings of around 250,000 TEP are estimated, the result is still very important in countries such as France and even Belgium, as they are less dependent on oil.
Currently, this timetable change is governed by a Royal Decree of 19 December 2001, which is based on the European Directive 2000/84 / EG of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union of 19 January 2001. To make the time change more harmonious, Europe wanted to facilitate the means of transport, communications and exchange between countries.
However, the fundamental goal of our 2017 time change is still to achieve energy savings, electricity savings, and light savings. That is, stretch the days to get more out of solar energy. That is to say, that we can all gain time to time and to take advantage of more and better the hours that the sun gives us in our daily activities like, for example, the exit of the work, the hours of study with natural light or any type of recreational activity like Can be a walk in the park taking full advantage of natural light. The energy saving impact of this time change is significant for the whole of Europe.
CHANGES OF TIME 2017
The transition from spring to summer time in 2017 will take place in the early hours of March 25-26. That day we will sleep one hour less since at 02:00 it will be 03:00. Until the winter time returns in Spain we will be at GMT + 2
The dawn of 28 to October 29, 2017 is delayed by one hour the clock. At 03:00 the clocks must be set at 02:00. Which will sleep one more hour. We returned to the GMT + 1 time zone.
PROPOSAL FOR CHANGE OF THE HOURS IN SPAIN
It has been trying to change the time in Spain but there are people who agree and others who do not. In 1942 Franco obviated the Meridian of Greenwich and the fact that we are in the natural spindle of Morocco, Portugal and the United Kingdom and pass us to the time of Berlin. This affects us to our working days.
In the following video we show you how we change the time zone.
TIPS FOR TIME CHANGES TO YOU AFFECT LESS
There is no doubt that time changes also have different effects on our body. Just like when we have to turn back the clock, we are delighted at the prospect of being able to sleep for another hour, when it comes to overtaking it, we grumble at what our body considers to wake up an hour before going to work. In any case, we usually get used to this change quickly, although there are people who are affected by this variation. To make life easier, we want to give you some tips that will make you bearable the next time change you have to face.
Delay or advance the hour gradually. Some experts advise that, when possible, we make the change in a gradual way so that our body gradually becomes accustomed to the new schedule. Thus, you can advance or delay a quarter of an hour your clock in the days prior to the change so that you are fully accustomed to the new time when the time comes. This forecast may not be feasible for things such as the time of entry to work or the time to catch a means of transportation, but it can help you a lot in getting your body to adapt to new patterns of sleep and food. So moving or delaying fifteen minutes to eat or go to bed will make the change less traumatic for your body.
Do not change your routine. Some people decide to use some medication to get accustomed to the new schedule or take a nap in the middle of the day to recover the lost sleep with the change. We recommend that you do not do this, because modifying your routine will only make your body take much longer to get used to the change. If you feel tired or disoriented, it will always be better to get our body to recover energy by natural means, such as eating foods full of vitamins, spending more time in the sun or pay more attention to our hydration, among other possibilities. So your body will be able to get a little extra energy to overcome the bumps of tiredness that you can feel during the day without resorting to means that may make it difficult for your body to get used to the change.
Changing children’s time
If you can, do not resort to caffeine. Many people increase their caffeine intake to cope with the time changes, especially when the body has the feeling of having slept less than usual. However, this is an option to avoid, as caffeine is an exciting that can negatively affect our mood. In addition, it can also cause our sleep to be altered even more, making that extra consumption of caffeine that, in principle, was only going to help us through those difficult days, become something everyday. Therefore, try not to increase your caffeine intake during that period.
If you have small children, try to prepare them in advance for this change. Children are often the most noticeable to this variation, especially at mealtime and bedtime. When a time change occurs, their sleep and hunger patterns are completely altered, so both they and their parents can spend a very hard few weeks until they become accustomed to the new situation. Therefore, if you have children, try to make the transition as smooth as possible by gradually advancing or delaying sleep and meal times during the immediately preceding weeks. If possible, advance or delay your schedules five or ten minutes during the days prior to the change of time. This way, when the day comes, you will hardly notice the difference.