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More accidents due to time change? The Auto Club Europa (ACE) pointed out in a press release published on Wednesday that the number of road accidents will increase significantly immediately after the time change to summer time.
The Auto Club Europa (ACE) pointed out in a press release published on Wednesday that the number of road accidents will increase significantly immediately after the time change to summer time. The ACE referred to information from the Federal Statistical Office (destatis). As a result, traffic accidents have increased by 28 percent in the month after the time change in the past five years. Summer time will be switched one hour forward from Saturday to Sunday at two o'clock to three o'clock this coming weekend.
The ACE cites various causes for the accumulation of traffic accidents for any sleep deficit that may occur: Weather conditions and a fast-paced driving style due to the spring-like weather. The time change was introduced in Germany in 1916, but was not carried out continuously. There were even times when another time change to “midsummer time” had to be made. We have had our current time change since 1980, after all the surrounding countries had already implemented it.
Naturopathy has long viewed the time change as a problem. Our organism presents itself with certain processes, such as in the cardiovascular and endocrine systems to times that are confused by the time change. If there are other problems in the body, further exposure could lead to decompensation. Which explains why some people are more sensitive to the messing up of the rhythm and others less so.
Naturopathically, concentration and sleep disorders, general irritability, fatigue and other, more general complaints are associated with problems with changing the time. That is why the topic of time change is still controversial. From the perspective of naturopathy, the time change is considered unnecessary. Statistically, it should be proven that the intake of antidepressants and sleeping pills increases due to the time change. Naturopathy offers alternatives in the form of substances such as St. John's wort, valerian, lemon balm, and others. In addition, measures such as exercise and activities in the fresh spring air can lead to healthy exhaustion in the evening, which may have a positive effect on sleep. (Thorsten Fischer, naturopath osteopathy, 25.03.2010)
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Information about the time change
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