Daylight saving time begins with clocks being set one hour ahead of 3 a.m. to read 4 o’clock.

However, the opinions of scientists who express concern about the effects on our daily lives and mental health of the time change are increasing.

The debate that had started at the level of the European Union for the abolition of the measure established in 1973 due to the international oil crisis is returning.

We’ll lose an hour of sleep.

Small sacrifice we always say because the day grows.

Some are not affected at all, but for others, as scientists say, the effects can be significant.

“The change of time with the latest studies has long preoccupied clinicians and we see it in two main parameters, first in cardiovascular events, i.e. in an increase in the rates of cardiac events, i.e. strokes and even heart attacks in the early hours of the morning and on the other hand in the mental health of individuals and in the change of the biorhythm that affects blood pressure and emotional disorders”, says Spyros Barbas, Specialist Pathologist and Director of the Pathology Clinic.

Research that recorded admissions to hospitals in Michigan in the US found a 24% increase in heart attacks on the first day after daylight saving time.

At the same time, according to experts, dark mornings and bright afternoons detune our biological clock and consequently sleep problems increase.

“In the morning hours with the darkness for the people who are going to drive they will have issues with sleepiness and this sleepiness costs. It is possible that in the first days, due to the increased exposure to light in the afternoon hours, we may have difficulty falling asleep or our sleep may be fragmented. So this time change spoils our lives and our mental and physical health and it would be good to be very careful”, Charalambos Mermigis, Sleep Specialist and Pulmonologist.

However, the change to daylight saving time is coming according to studies and our psychology.

“Many times we may gain hours of sleep or gain energy or gain more light for our work but the price is more emotional darkness especially when there is some emotional predisposition With seasonal variation,” states the Psychiatrist, Ph.D. Pan. Athens, Pr. Board of Directors of KETHEA, Christos Liapis.

What the scientists propose as a solution is to prepare earlier and gradually for this change, and a week before the transition to sleep a little earlier…