The resistance against the time change grows, and less and less people in Germany keep you still useful. This is the result of a representative Forsa survey commissioned by the DAK health.

After that, the percentage of supporters is at 18 percent – and thus to the lowest level since years. Since 2013, the Approval rate of 29 per cent has fallen by 11 percentage points. More than three-quarters of respondents (2013: 69 per cent, 2019: 78 percent) are of the opinion that daylight savings time should be abolished. In an EU-wide survey, around 84 percent were in the summer of 2018 for the end of the time changeover.

On Sunday night, the clocks go from two to three o’clock. From then on, the summer is valid in all the countries of Europe. The European Union is discussing the abolition of the time change in the coming years.

A quarter of the respondents report to have problems in the course of the time change. The most felt of them (71 percent), limp and tired. In the second place, problems and sleep disorders, among which women suffer most frequently: 70 percent of female respondents say the come with 63 percent of Sleep, compared to 53 percent of men. 36 per cent were able to concentrate due to the rotation of the at worse, a third (32 per cent) felt irritated. Ten percent reported to have depressive moods suffered.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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