You need to memorize the "Nachwehen" the last time change yet? You are not alone. In sensitive people it can last for weeks and even months, until the internal clock has transferred. And, although it has Long been know that the energy savings, the initial goal of the time change is minimal.
Beth Ann Malow, Professor of neurology and Pediatrics in the Department of sleep disorders at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, criticized the time change: "It is not only twice an hour per year. It is a profound impact on our biological clocks for eight months of the year. The biological clock is structurally rooted in the brain and affects functions such as energy and alertness." Some people are flexible while others are more sensitive. Malow, an expert on autism and sleep, has for example pointed out that the time change will affect some children with autism for weeks or months.
In adults, the average sleep duration is shortened to a time change by 15 to 20 minutes, which reduces alertness and, for example, the risk of accidents can increase. Also the quality of sleep suffers due to the disturbance of the daily rhythm. In addition, correlations were seizures between the time changes and the incidence of stroke and heart attacks are described. "People think that the hour of Transition is no big deal and you can overcome in a day, but what they don’t realize is that your biological clock ist" in sync;, Malow said. You and your colleagues come up with a view to large-scale studies on the topic in the journal "JAMA Neurology" to the conclusion that it would be better to end the time changes.