Tips To Reduce The Impact Of Time Change

The saying goes: "spring, blood alters". So that you can adapt to the new change of time in a comfortable and healthy way in this March of 2018, we bring you a series of essential tips from the experts.

Every time we experience a new time change, our body must reconfigure itself, perform a kind of resetting and adapt to the new schedules. If in winter you must take a series of measures, you must also do the same with the new summer schedule, which we will live in Spain from next Sunday March 31, 2019 and coincides with the week in which we released the spring.

According to Dr. Eduard Estivill reveals about the imbalances that can cause the time change, "the time lost in the change of spring schedule can cause small health disorders, especially in our pace of wakefulness and sleep." These imbalances are added to the problem of structural sleep suffered by Spanish society and of which we spoke recently on the occasion of World Sleep Day. Currently, 7 out of 10 Spaniards have or will have problems related to sleep hygiene throughout their lives.

The World Health Organization recommends that we should sleep between 7 and 8 hours a day. According to Dr. Estivill: "Sleeping less than recommended hours leads to a worsening of health over the years. In this sense, it should be noted that the hours not slept are never recovered, so sleeping a lot on a Saturday, for example, does not compensate for the sleep lost during the week. " To sleep well and enough is not turkey moque: it affects a higher life expectancy, greater daily energy, positive mood and stress control.

As every year at this point, last Saturday (March 24) the clocks have advanced one hour and we will enter fully into the summer schedule. It must be emphasized that the changes in this schedule are not generalized and only temporarily affect small population groups -especially infants, older adults and people suffering from insomnia-, as Eduard Estivill stresses, but in what does exist consensus is that the transition to summer time implies more imbalances than the winter because "the human body has less difficulty adapting to a day of 25 hours than to a day of 23".

The main effects of the new schedule are alterations in sleep, an increase in fatigue and tiredness, increased irritability or irritability, changing mood or changes in appetite. Below we will provide you with a broad battery of tips to minimize the negative effects of the new schedule. These keys must be developed from a step change of routines so that your body is imperceptible. For example, you can make a gradual adjustment of fifteen minutes a day four days before.

And without further delay, we tell you what you can do to adapt to the time change and not suffer its disadvantages, which on the other hand tend to be mild and temporary.