Don't take changing the clocks too lightly

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period6 Nov 2018

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  • TitleProf Talk | Don't take changing the clocks too lightly
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletCursor
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 page
    DescriptionIt seemed briefly as if last weekend would be one of the last occasions on which we would have to re-set our clocks. The European Commission is arguing for the abolition of the biannual custom of changing the clocks as of Spring 2019, but the decision about having permanent Summer or Winter Time is proving more complex than anticipated. Why do we feel 'social jetlag' when we change the clocks? Does this affect everyone, and can we as individuals do anything to reduce this unpleasant feeling? And which time is the better one: Summer or Winter Time?
    Producer/AuthorNicole Testerink
    PersonsYvonne A.W. de Kort, Sebastiaan Overeem