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Time change (2023): date of the transition to summer time, advice

THE change to summer time will take place on Sunday March 26, 2023 at 2 a.m. It will be necessary to add 60 minutes to legal time: it will then be 3 hours.

Unlike the October time change, we will sleep one hour less. However, ithe time change generally makes us less “grumpy” than the transition to winter time because it really marks the arrival of sunny days. Also, even if we know that we will sleep an hour less next weekend, this time change is welcome. We finally see the sun when we finish our day’s work and we feel that spring is indeed here. In short, we are finally done with the winter bluesIt’s happiness !

However, the transition to summer time is a bit disturbing. Scientific studies show that this time change can be more disturbing for our biological rhythm than jet lag. So embarrassing, moreover, that the consumption of drugs, and in particular the consumption of psychotropic drugs, would increase by 19% at the time of the time change (according to a Sofres survey). So, to live this change of time in the most serene way possible, follow our advice.

People especially prone to anxiety may feel distressed by the consequences of the time change, and in particular by having to adjust the time of their electronic equipment. If most of the equipment (computer, television, DVD player, etc.) adjusts itself, it can be reassuring for many to adjust everything in advance. The day before, you can therefore start changing the time of your devices to get your body used to the time change before it even happens.

A smooth time change

Many doctors and psychologists advise anticipating the change of schedule, especially for children. The time change disrupts their little habits a lot and can make them lose their appetite or make them grumpy. The ideal is to gradually modify the rhythm of a baby to avoid too abrupt a change. For example, shifting your child’s wake-up, meal and bedtime by 15 minutes from today.
Also remember to close the shutters and curtains well because the daylight may prevent him from falling asleep in the evening.

It is common to feel a strong tiredness, or even a feeling of unease after a time change. It is then necessary to rest as much as possible, and above all to force oneself to adopt a rhythm of life (work, meals, bedtime and waking times) corresponding to the new time. Symptoms will disappear within a few days, or even a few weeks at most. Especially if you change daily menus and embark on a small spring detox which will help you overcome fatigue more quickly.

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