As every year on these dates, the clocks will be delayed one hour in the early hours of Sunday to adapt to the so-called winter time, so that at 2:00 a.m. the hands will dial again at 1:00 a.m. and they'll let us sleep sixty minutes more.
The winter time, which was abandoned on March 10 at one hour ahead of the clocks, will be changed when they reach 2:00 a.m. in the different time zones of the contiguous states of the country (all but Alaska and Hawaii).
Arizona, Hawaii and Puerto Rico will not change the time, while Alaska will delay its clock one hour later than in the Pacific zone.RELATED
The winter time period will last until March 8, 2020 at 2 am, at which time the clock will be advanced 60 minutes again with the aim of adapting social and economic activities to the summer natural light cycle.
The idea of daylight use of natural light was first raised in the eighteenth century by the American scientist and diplomat Benjamin Franklin. His proposal was to advance the clocks one hour during the summer to make better the natural lighting and reduce the consumption of candles.
Daylight saving time began to be applied in the United States temporarily during World War I and became widespread in 1966.
But the convenience of these time changes currently divides society. There are studies that ensure that this saves energy consumption, although there are others that say it is something marginal.
To this we must add the opinion of experts that indicate that winter time can affect between 1 and 10% of the population.
Among the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder would be fatigue, a depressed mood, loss of interest, difficulty sleeping or excessive sleep, changes in appetite, feeling restless or having difficulty concentrating or sensitivity to the rejection of friends and family and, As a result, withdrawal.
This little "jet lag" that bodies experience usually disappears in 24 or 48 hours, although children and the elderly may accuse it of something else.