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DST 2022. Daylight Saving Time will take place this weekend, March 26th and 27th. Like every year at the same time, this daylight saving time makes us jump back in time… and lose an hour of sleep…

The transition to daylight saving time, which will take place this weekend, will mark the beginning of a new period of the year. The day will indeed rise an hour later and also set an hour later after DST, with variations by region, as the sun rises almost an hour apart between Brest and Strasbourg, showing the end of its rays earlier in the east than in the west . When it comes to returning to the correct time after changing the time, classic clocks must be set manually, just like the clocks of household appliances such as microwaves or ovens. To do this, refer to our article on the exact time.

Time change, how does it work?

To pass the course serenely, remember a simple rule: the time change occurs on the night of Saturday March 26 to Sunday March 27, 2022. At 2 am we will automatically switch to 3 am. Therefore, one should remember the image of moving arrows with the first very concrete consequences of Sunday, March 27: we artificially “lose” an hour of sleep this night, but gain an hour of natural light. day from Sunday evening.

Questions and answers

Are there more heart attacks due to daylight saving time?

According to various studies, daylight saving time will be unhealthy. As such, Liberation reports that a 2014 American study found that the risk of a heart attack increased by 25% on a Monday after Daylight Savings Time. In question, less good sleep will have consequences on “cellular stress”. A conclusion that Swedish researchers already shared in 2008. On the other hand, this risk will not occur when switching to winter time.

What time does the sun rise after daylight saving time? What time will he go to bed?

From Sunday 27 March, the first day after DST, night will fall at around 20:00 instead of 19:00. In the morning the sun will rise around 7am instead of 6am earlier.

Do you move the clock forward or backward when you go to daylight saving time?

This is not to confuse them! Unlike daylight saving time, daylight saving time requires the clock to be set forward one hour. We remind you that the official time in France then goes from 2 to 3 am, and this is instantaneous.

What happens if we stay for winter time?

Having voted to end the time change in 2018, Europeans are still waiting for the time change to be finally abolished. But the question remains: should we stay in the winter or in the summer? With the final changeover to winter time, spring and summer days will be affected first. At the end of June, during the period when sunlight is at its strongest of the year, sunrise occurs around 5 am (instead of 6 am) and sunset around 9 pm 10 pm in Paris.

Who is in Europe for what time?

Which European countries are in favor of maintaining daylight saving time all year round? The Irish, Poles and French, who were consulted in their respective countries, chose summer time rather than winter time. On the other hand, several countries in northern Europe would like to keep winter time. This applies to Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands. The Portuguese, Greeks, Cypriots and Maltese, happy with the system, would like to keep the time change.

Why does the time change always happen on weekends?

The Futura Sciences website explains in an article why the time change only happens on weekends. Imagine the situation if the time change happened on a weekday, in the middle of the day: trains got off guard, office clocks got off… Site details: , in our weekly rhythmic societies (why, by the way?), in the middle of the night from Saturday to Sunday. When time doesn’t matter.”

Who came up with the idea of ​​changing time?

If time translation was implemented in France in 1976, then this idea has already been mentioned much earlier. In 1784, it was Benjamin Franklin who spoke about this in the Journal de Paris, already at that time causing economies through this process. The US ambassador to France then hoped to cut back on candle consumption. Today, the principle of changing time is to use hours of natural sunlight in the evening in the summer in order to consume less electricity.

What are the risks of insufficient sleep?

Sophrologist and sleep specialist Guenael Grimoine describes the effects of insufficient or poor sleep on Western France: “The first symptom during the day is difficulty in managing your emotions. In adults, adrenaline, felt during periods of stress, hardly comes back. children will mostly have seizures. Immune defenses are weakened and it is easier to get sick. Scientific studies have shown that sleeping just six hours over a seven year period can lead, in the most serious cases, to disease or even cancer.

Why does the EU want the end time to change?

Time translation was introduced in France in 1975, at the height of the oil crisis, it was extended to the EU in 1998. However, it was found that energy savings were very low and were achieved mainly on lighting, according to ADEME. . The resulting savings are all the more insignificant given that technological advances in lamp design (LED, energy-saving, etc.) have been impressive in recent years. It is on this observation that the main bodies of the European Union want to cancel the device. Parliament voted to stop changing the time, as did the Commission that organized the consultations. The 4.6 million Europeans who responded were mostly in favor of abandoning the measure (84%). However, the EU has slowed down the procedure, giving states time to decide whether they want to keep daylight saving time or winter time.

What are your sources saying that energy conservation is contested?

Time translation was introduced in 1976 in France for reasons of saving energy at the initial stage, in particular, in lighting. This actually happened shortly after the 1973 oil shock. But the real impact on energy consumption is increasingly being contested. According to the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS), the savings will be between 0.5 and 2.5%. That is why the European Commission began discussing this issue in 2018.

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End of time change announced but delayed

The days will continue to brighten until the summer solstice on June 21st. As for the end of the time change, which the European Parliament already voted on March 26, 2019, but which was delayed due to the Covid health crisis, it will not happen for several more years for reasons of coordination between Member States. The time change is indeed still agreed within the EU. Each EU member state will have to decide on the chosen time zone and the final opinion will have to be given by Parliament and the European Commission.

Therefore, it is unlikely that this DST change in 2022 will be the last. And there are several more years of time change ahead of us: the project to cancel the seasonal time change is indeed “stuck” in the pipeline for several years and dragged on. In September 2018, the Transport Committee of the European Union provided for the end of this measure in 2019. However, it was only in 2019 that the European Parliament adopted the draft by a majority vote with the cancellation of the time change within one year. 2021. Then there was the health crisis caused by Covid-19, as well as the political crisis that followed Brexit in 2020. Enough to stop the change of time in the European institutions. For the end of seasonal time change to take effect, the choice of daylight savings time must also be recorded with the respective payees.

What date and time was scheduled for DST 2022?

Daylight Saving Time always takes place on the last (full) weekend in March, at 2 am, on the night from Saturday to Sunday. So DST 2022 was scheduled for the night of Saturday, March 26 to Sunday, March 27, 2022, with a jump in hand from 2 am to 3 am.

When and how does daylight saving time change?

During daylight saving time at 2am, you should always set your old clock or your ancestors’ clock forward one hour. At 2 o’clock, France instantly changes to 3 o’clock. More technically, Hexagon is “switching” from GMT+1 (winter time) to GMT+2 (summer time). If an hour of sleep is “lost” in this way, then the night, on the contrary, comes an hour later in the evening. The maneuver thus artificially loses an hour of sleep, but also artificially increases the hour of natural light at the end of the day, in addition to the natural and gradual lengthening of the day as the summer solstice in June approaches. Of course, smartphones, like all devices connected to the network, automatically switch to daylight saving time without any intervention.

Will the time change end soon?

In February 2018, the European Parliament conducted a survey of EU citizens regarding the transfer of time. Among the 4.6 million Europeans who responded, 84% said they were in favor of abolishing the measure (a citizens’ consultation held in France with 2.1 million participants via the National Assembly website also gave a clear preference to 83.71%). at the end of the time change and even for constant summer time). But it took another year for the European Parliament to pass a majority vote in March 2019 to put an end to it. There was even a deadline set to delay the time change: October 2021. The health crisis and the hesitation of European leaders will finally give a few more years of alternating winter and summer time.

Is the March 2022 time change the latest?

Daylight Saving Time in March 2022 is not only not the last, corn several other temporary changes are yet to come. According to the European Commission, cited by Le Figaro.fr, the abolition of the time change will probably not happen in 2022. In addition to the delay caused by the Covid health crisis, harmonization between Member States is blocking. The European Union does indeed know three time zones today, and the EU directive proposes to allow each state to choose whether or not to cancel the time change, and then switch to either winter time or permanent summer time. The European Union directive in question was approved by the European Parliament in March 2019, but it also needs to be approved by the Council of Ministers (which brings together representatives of the various EU member states). This is where the negotiations stop.

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