Linda.Mankefors@skd.se March 28 16:00 2015-03-28 16:00:00
Malmö. Brighter times on Sunday, but it is beneficial or conditions?
Many welcome the light, others see it as a health hazard.
It took 131 years for Benjamin Franklin playful proposal to become a reality in Austria and Germany, and 64 more years before Sweden conducted in summer 1980. In summer lasts from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October and are too numerous to be welcomed with lighter evenings.
On Sunday, the clock is set to summer time and we get another hour of light in the evening, but the time change also provides some trouble.
– There will be a jetlagseffekt, much like when you go to Helsinki, says Torbjörn Åkerstedt, sleep researchers.
Opposition to change to daylight savings grow. Farmers complain of irritated animals have to wait extra long for their food, and some people seem to have trouble adjusting his body to change.
on Facebook’s group “Standard time always!” inciting demonstration at 12.00 on March 28 everywhere in the country. Proposal to express their dissatisfaction varies from yellow dress to protest piece on watches.
It can be seen as a humorous aside, but suspicions that some people feel bad corroborated by some researchers and doctors.
According Stress Research provides jet lag problems that disturbed sleep, increased fatigue and decreased performance.
– The effects are still small, for most it is just uncomfortable and you get a little tired. But we see a risk increase of three to four per cent in the number of car accidents and heart attacks in the coming days after we changed to daylight saving time, explains Torbjörn Åkerstedt.
The decreased morning light also affects how much of the hormone melatonin is secreted. Melatonin is considered to affect our circadian rhythm.
– Morning light reduces hormone and causes us to wake up. With summer time we get less light in the morning and therefore a higher level of melatonin, he says.
It remains to be seen if Sweden is filled with gulklädda protesters, or if the majority still is delighted an hour longer evening light.