Will there be daylight saving time changes in Russia in 2020?
The annual time shift negatively perceives a huge number of people. Many do not like the very idea of moving to another time, but the bulk are outraged by the consequences for the physical condition of sensitive individuals. Among the most worried people are doctors from different cities who are actively speaking out about the dangers of such a temporary leap. On the other hand, the economic feasibility of such a process is expressed in indecently large amounts, and their careless spending during a protracted crisis is very short-sighted. It turns out that doctors oppose economists, so it is not entirely clear whether the transition to daylight saving time in Russia in 2020 will be.
Economic reasons and other aspects of time transfer
The “Time Reform” carried out earlier created for Russia its time zones that differ from global standards. At the same time, various studies were preliminarily carried out, including the analysis of statistical data. Later, however, the negative factors of the influence of regular temporary shifts on the health and well-being of a person became noticeable.
Based on such facts, it was decided to leave “winter time” in circulation. Such an approach was advantageous and convenient in the autumn-winter period, but in the summer it complicated life for citizens because of an excessively early dawn, which hampered full sleep. Therefore, the issue of double transfer of time is still relevant and is regularly discussed among officials, doctors and the citizens themselves.
Worth to know! Due to different time shifts in the late 80s and 2000s, a 2-hour shift was observed in the central part of the country. In fact, people lived outside the natural time zone.
Not so long ago, a situation with an excessive time shift was also observed in the Ulyanovsk region in the city of Dimitrovgrad. After 2015, in this village there was a situation in which at 5 in the morning it was completely light, but at 16-17 hours the city was plunged into deep twilight, as if it were already late evening. Now the time has moved in the city, but only by 1 hour.
However, one should not forget about the economic basis of the time zone shift. To understand the financial feasibility of a constant time shift, you do not need to have a special education. The cost of street lighting in various municipalities for one hour when adding up costs is an indecently large amount.
At the same time, for television channels, Internet sites and places of recreation in the form of bars, cafes and clubs, the lack of time transfer is disadvantageous - evening darkness contributes to their earnings, because people just don't want to just take a walk in the twilight. They enjoy watching TV, visit social networks and go to entertainment venues.
World clock practice
The translation of the clock hands in Russia is not something special. In the world there are many states that use clock transfer with the aim of saving municipal funds and conditional convenience of citizens. Among such countries there are not only Canada, Russia and the USA, but also Australia, the states of Europe, Africa and South America.
Also, the CIS countries are among the countries that transfer time. Although in many countries of the world, the clock is introduced on a regular basis, then completely canceled, in both cases explaining the next innovations by caring for citizens.
Interesting to know! Equatorial countries have never shifted time in favor of natural light. There is enough sun in these states both in winter and in summer, so they have no reason to translate one hour.
Recently, the Finns raised the question of the advisability of a twofold change of time during the year. They prepared a petition for the European Commission demanding the abolition of the harmful transfer of time, which carries a large number of negative consequences for people, which deprives the economic benefit of real benefits to citizens. While the situation is under consideration, although the magnitude of the “vote” against is obvious - 80% of people want to live without a change of time throughout the year.
A significant fact is that Japan refused to move the clock more than half a century ago. The country of centenarians ceased to do this back in the 50s of the last century, noting the negative impact of such a process on the health of citizens. We have been talking about this for a long time, although some people talk about the far-fetchedness of the problem.
The effect of the temporary shift on people's health and well-being
Doctors of various specializations have repeatedly spoken about the negative impact of a sharp shift in time, not just on well-being, but on the actual state of health. The most ardent opponents of the clock are cardiologists, annually registering a surge in patients' complaints with malfunctions of the cardiovascular system.
Worth to know! There is a version saying that the economic feasibility of the clock is poorly calculated, because if the money spent on the rehabilitation of patients who feel unwell due to a time shift is taken away from the saved money, then the benefit will be minimal.
In addition, there is an increased level of injuries at home and at work. Sleep disorders caused by a forced shift of biorhythms contribute to the loss of concentration, which leads to all kinds of accidents and injuries. Also, sleep problems can provoke headaches, which further distracts attention, further increasing the risk of injury. Proceeding from this, the growth of dangerous accidents caused by the loss of attention becomes obvious. The consequences can be the most unpleasant.
Separately, it is worth highlighting a temporary decrease in the protective functions of the body, which leads to a surge in colds, even when switching to summer time. This is especially noticeable in children - their adaptive capabilities do not allow you to easily transfer a sharp change in the schedule of the day for an entire hour.
If you know exactly when the clock will switch to summer time in 2020, then you can at least mentally prepare for this effect, at the same time recognizing the symptoms that indicate a deterioration in health associated with the new regimen of the day. Sleep problems are most pronounced - people do not get enough sleep, because either they cannot lie down in a timely manner or are unable to stand up vigorously. Drowsiness in the morning of many people is persecuted for 3-4 weeks after the transfer of time. Therefore, it is advisable to know the timing of the potential transfer.
When will the clock change to daylight saving time in 2020?
In Russia, sometimes various sociological polls are systematically conducted to help understand the level of citizen dissatisfaction with one or another event, at the same time figuring out what more people like. If the majority of European residents voted against the “leaps” in time, then Russians, in the amount of 66%, spoke in favor of moving the clock. According to our fellow citizens, in the morning they go to work in the dark, in the evening they return under the light of lamps, and there is no time to live. Many are ready for a couple of weeks a year to suffer inconvenience, living the rest of the period with great comfort, daily seeing natural light, not only through the window at work.
Attention! Last year, another attempt was made again to switch to a regular time shift. The proposal was rejected, despite the fact that it was put forward by one of the representatives of the "ruling party" of the country. At the same time, no one bothers to put forward a similar idea again.
In fact, the transfer of time to an hour can take place. Therefore, the timing of such an action must be known in advance in order to change the time in a timely manner. In the meantime, there are no specific decrees yet, moreover, even if a positive decision is made on this issue, the process of creating an appropriate regulatory framework will take some time. However, if the authorities want, the situation will be resolved quickly, and citizens will be notified in advance by advertising in the news.
If the return to summer time takes place, then you should be physically prepared for this. Doctors not in vain note the negative impact of the change in biorhythms, so it is better to know what to do, trying to avoid harm to the body.
How to reduce the harmful effects of time translation on health
The first and most important rule of a comfortable daylight saving time is a preliminary gradual change in schedule. No need to wait for the hour “X” - it’s better to start shifting the personal schedule of the day at the right time in advance. Then you don’t need to start living an hour earlier at a time, and a gradual shift of several minutes does not negatively affect both health and well-being.
Another piece of advice will be the recommendation for the prophylactic use of magnesium preparations, which helps prevent the formation of a deficiency of this element at the time of stressful situations associated with the transfer of time. Lack of magnesium enhances the negative effects of stress, which in addition to nervous shocks is fraught with physical ailment, sleep problems, etc.
Will the transition to daylight saving time in Russia in 2020 is already clear. The authorities remember that the transfer of hours does not really save a small amount of state and municipal funds, forgetting about the potential expenses of citizens who also have a deficit in their personal budget. However, a decision has not yet been made, although you need to be prepared for a change of time, making the transition gradual and safe for health.