Time change winter 2022: the date in October!

Time change winter 2022 the date in October

TIME CHANGE 2022 – The transition to winter time is approaching and will take place in the fall, in October. On what date exactly? How to prepare for it so as not to be tired? Is this the last time change in France?

[Mis à jour le 23 septembre 2022 à 9h06] The time change is approaching slowly but surely, that is to say at the end of the month ofoctober. The purpose of this time change? Gain an hour of natural sunshine to save artificial energy in the evening (electricity). This measure, highly contested, was to end in France but it still continues to apply. Every year in France, we change the time twice a year : in winter and in summer. The time change is subject toan official directive from the European Parliament.In the world, a sixty countries apply seasonal schedule changes. Of the countries have abandoned it like the Tunisia, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine… dates exact times change and instructions for good prepare for it and adapt with Dr. Catherine Lamblin, sleep physician.

On what date do we switch to winter time in 2022?

The transition to winter time takes place on the last Sunday of October. This year, we will switch to winter time on the night of Saturday October 29 to Sunday October 30, 2022. At 3am, it will be 2am. We’ll get an hour’s sleep. As every year, the transition to winter time takes place on the last full weekend of October. What changes:

  • The sun sets earlier
  • We gain an hour of sleep
  • Daylight saving time is set to GMT+21

How do you know if you’re going forward or back one hour?

This is always the big question! When switching to summer time, you must advance the hands of our watch by one hour (one full turn as in the clock image below). During the transition to winter time, we go backwards. Here’s a mnemonic to remember:

>> The transition to winter time takes place in OctoberD, we Dtherefore an hour.

>> The transition to summer time takes place around the month ofAVlaugh, we AVSo let’s go for an hour

Time change: going backwards or forwards? © yulialavrova – 123RF

It usually takes 3-4 days to fully absorb a time change.

The time change can disrupt biological rhythms. Hence the importance of anticipating it in order to better regulate oneself. “Two to three days before the summer time change, for example, it is advisable to go to bed slightly earlier than usual -about twenty minutes- in order to gradually shift and adapt to the new day/night cycle“, advises Dr. Catherine Lamblin, sleep doctor. Moreover, the day after the time change, “It would be better listen to our body and lie down when we feel tiredeven if it is not always easy with professional or family constraints“, continues our interlocutor. It usually takes 3-4 days to fully cash out a time change. Note that “evening” people will be more annoyed when switching to summer time and will have more difficulty getting up in the morning. On the other hand, the transition to summer time will happen without too much trouble for early goers.

Children are particularly sensitive to changes in sleep patterns. To help him adapt smoothly, try to‘to anticipate the time change gradually shifting the key moments of the day such as meals, nap time, bath time, bedtime…

For summer time: we advance meals and bedtime by a quarter of an hour 4 days before the transition to summer time. For example, the first day, we eat at 12:30 p.m., the second day at 12:15 p.m., the third day at 12 p.m. and the fourth day at 11:45 a.m. We close its shutters well so that the child is not disturbed by the light of day.

For winter time: we delay meals and bedtime by a quarter of an hour 4 days before the transition to winter time. We do not hesitate to use a dawn simulator to facilitate awakenings.

Since when does the time change exist in France?

The time change is a measure that was introduced for the first time in France in 1916, after Germany and the United Kingdom, with the aim of saving energy resources such as coal. It was abandoned from 1945 to 1975, then was put back in place in 1976, after the oil shock of 1973 in the face of soaring oil prices. It was a question of saving the electricity produced at the time mainly by fuel oil, thanks to an hour of natural sunshine more in the evenings. the decree of September 19, 1975 formalizes the time change in mainland France. Overseas, the time change does not apply except in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Since 1998them DST dates have been harmonized within the European Union. In all member countries, the change to winter time takes place on the last Sunday in October and the change to summer time on the last Sunday in March.

On what dates will the time changes take place in 2023?

In 2023, the transition to summer time will take place on the night of Saturday March 25 to Sunday March 26, at 2 a.m. The transition to winter time will take place on the night of Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 October. at 3am.

When will we switch to summer time in France?

Daylight saving time takes place on the last Sunday in March. What changes:

  • The sun sets later
  • We lose an hour of sleep
  • Daylight saving time is set to GMT+2
Upcoming time changes in France
Switching to summer timeSwitching to winter time
2022Sunday March 27Sunday October 30
2023Sunday March 26Sunday October 29
2024Sunday March 31Sunday October 27
2025Sunday March 30Sunday October 26

When will be the last time change in France?

The change of time has become common to the majority of Member States of the European Union since 1998 but the system is increasingly criticized. At the request of the European Parliament, the European Commission organized during thesummer 2018, an online consultation. From 4.6 million Europeans who participated, 84% were against the time change. On September 12, 2018, the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, declared that he wanted the end of the seasonal time change as of 2019. In March 2019MEPs voted in favor of abolishing the time change as early as 2019. A few weeks later, they reconsidered their position and had finally decided to postpone this measure so that the Member States of the European Union can have time to decide whether they wish to use summer or winter time, in particular according to their time zones. However, with the Covid-19 crisis, the negotiations between the Parliament and the European Council could not take place and “the end of the time change is not relevant on the agenda of the European Council“, said EU Greens MEP Karima Delli at the HuffPost. The text at the end of the time change is no longer on the agenda and should not be discussed in the near future.

Thanks to Dr. Catherine Lamblin, sleep doctor.

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