On March 28, the hands of the clocks will move forward: we will sleep less, but we will be able to enjoy an extra hour of light per day
The time is coming to move the hands of the clock. In fact, daylight saving time returns and, even if many times technology alone changes what appears on our smartphones, laptops and tablets, many will have to manually change the time of analog devices. But how should it be changed and when?
Summer time: how to move the hands
Summer time is designed to guarantee a little more light per day. The hands must therefore be moved forward by 60 minutes: in this way it will seem to have longer days. Furthermore, moving the clock forward allows significant energy savings.
Summer time: when to change the time
This year, daylight saving time starts at 2 am on Sunday 28 March. This means that, starting from that time, you will have to move the hand forward until 3 o'clock. The days will thus seemingly be longer and you will be able to enjoy an hour of more light per day, which can be used to enjoy a some time outdoors or for yourself.
The effects of summer time
However, the effects of summer time are not exclusively positive. The change of schedule could cause disruptions to the body, which will have to get used to changing habits, leading to fatigue, slight concentration problems and sleep disturbances.
Furthermore, on the day of the time change, you will sleep one hour less. And that is why daylight saving time generally starts on Sunday. In this way, you can get used to it with less difficulty.
Summer time: because it could be the last time
Summer time is a convention that is adopted in Europe in order to guarantee an extra hour of daylight during the day. A choice also designed to obtain energy, environmental and economic benefits. However, the next time change could be the last.
In fact, there has been discussion for some time on the abolition of the transition from solar time to summer time. The European Union, to date, has left some countries free not to maintain summer time and, therefore, to permanently eliminate it.
However, a single choice has not yet been made. At the moment, Italy has decided to confirm the transition from summer time to winter time and vice versa. Will it be the last time or will we continue to exploit the advantages, also accepting the disadvantages, of the time change?