The day is coming for him Time change in Spain and in the rest of the countries of the European Union. This Sunday 2October 5 it’s time to turn back one hour clockwise, so at 3:00 a.m. (on the Peninsula) it will be 2:00 a.m. again.
With this change that has been taking place in Spain since 1974 comes the debate on the suitability of having a summer and winter time, but What are the advantages of setting winter time?
The main advantage of turning the clock back one hour from an economic perspective is that better use of the hours of natural light. This allows save energy and electricity to an entire country, so many families would benefit economically from this time change.
The environment is another of the great beneficiaries of this change. Economic savings in homes and businesses reduce pollution that we generate by consuming energy. The less electrical energy you use, the less CO2 you emit. In other words, greenhouse gas emissions, which are to blame for accelerating climate change, are minimized.
Regarding health, despite the fact that there are alterations in our body, changing the time will make us rest more and better. During the winter season, our body receives fewer hours of light and this, according to experts, favors a increased melatonin segregation, a hormone that helps you fall asleep. On the other hand, in spring the increase in sunlight generates several changes such as the production of serotonin (the hormone of happiness) and the reception of Vitamin D, which helps to be less prone to depression.
On the other hand, with winter time, we are closer to the solar time that corresponds to us, because there is only one hour of difference with respect to our meridian. Also, as it gets dark earlier, people tend to go home sooner, something that could help stop coronavirus infections.