(WABNEWS Spanish) — There comes that time of year when the fear of being late is real. The time change in the US (known as “Daylight saving time” in English) involves advancing the clocks one hour and despite the fact that it is an adjustment that is made every year, the change can have some difficulties both in the agendas as in the quality of sleep.
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Time change in the US in 2022
Since 2007, the time change begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
In that order of ideas, on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2:00 am, the clocks must be advanced one hour.
The clock will be reset on Sunday, November 6, 2022, when daylight saving time begins.
This change has no effect in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam Territories, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
History indicates that the concept of summer change was proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, but it was not until World War I that it was implemented as a temporary measure to save energy by extending daylight hours, according to collected data by WABNEWS.
In the world, about 70 countries have a change in their time.
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In most of the National territory Daylight saving time in Mexico starts a little later, on the first Sunday of April at 2:00 am, that is, on April 3. That day the clocks are advanced one hour, a measure that ends on the last Sunday of October, October 30 of this year.
However, in the border strip with the US, the time change will apply on March 13 at 2:00 a.m.
For the states of Quintana Roo and Sonora there is no time change.
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In Chile, located in the southern hemisphere, the adjustment is reversed. The clock must be set back one hour from the first Saturday of the month of April 2022, punctually on april 2 at 0:00 hours.
Other countries in the south of the continent, such as Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay do not have adjustments in their schedule. Neither do the countries that are on or near the equator, such as Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru or Bolivia.
Similarly, no country in Central America has a time change measure in force. From Panama to Guatemala, everything remains the same in this matter.
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WABNEWS previously reported some recommendations of Dr. Shalini Paruthi, co-director of the Center for Sleep Medicine and Research at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri, so that the transition between schedule changes is not difficult and disrupts routines, especially sleep. These are:
Adults should sleep at least 7 hours so as not to affect their health and productivity. Advance the time you go to sleep three days before the time change and you get up 20 minutes earlier each day. If you do not go to the previous option, the night before you can sleep at least 7 hours by going to bed half an hour earlier and sleeping half an hour more in the morning, or you can also choose to go to bed an hour earlier.
Megan Marples and Mariana Toro Nader contributed to this report.