We are approaching the date when we must adjust the clock to start the winter time, and we have some doubts about it.

We are gradually approaching the end of the year and, therefore, the warm temperatures and long days with lots of sunlight are fading, now that autumn has officially begun, which only indicates that we are close to make the time change.

Officially, in the United States, the transition from daylight saving time to winter time will take place on Sunday, November 5th, so we still have several weeks to get used to the fact that our days will become shorter and we may have to make some modifications to our daily routine.

The transition to winter time is made because it seeks to improve energy efficiency and thus take advantage of the hours of sunshine, which in the winter, are becoming less and less.

On the subject, here are some of the most common doubts that arise regarding this time change during the last season of the year, which we try to answer in the best possible way.

3 common doubts about the time change to winter time

Should we set the clock forward or backward?

This is the first question that comes to mind when we have to make the time change. In the case of the transition to winter time, there is good news, since the day you do it you sleep one hour more, because the clock must be set back one hour.

It is always recommended to make the modification on Saturday before going to sleep, in case your devices are manual, since the digital ones change the time automatically.

Is the sunrise earlier or later?

In the winter time what happens is that it will dawn earlier and it will also get dark earlier, which will happen until spring, when we will advance the clock to continue taking advantage of the daylight hours.

Does the time change affect our health?

Our organism is affected by the time change; generally, the discomfort caused by this time adjustment lasts between 48 and 72 hours; however, there are people who feel it lasts longer.

What is true is that it can increase the feeling of tiredness, despite having slept an hour longer, it can be difficult to fall asleep properly, which will cause you to be more irritable, have difficulty concentrating and paying attention, which will make you feel more stressed.

To avoid this situation, specialists recommend that a week before the time change, you modify your habits, that is, from going to bed 15 minutes earlier every day, hydrate yourself a lot, exercise, do not take naps because you will be worsening your sleep and tiredness, and avoid alcohol and technological devices as a hobby if you can not fall asleep.

In fact, doctors assure that winter time is the best for health, since it promotes a more stable biological rhythm than summer time, something that contributes to improve intellectual performance and helps to reduce the appearance of several diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, insomnia and depression.

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