Daylight Saving Time Is Ending: Remember to Change the Clock!

Dear Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute community! We want to remind you that on the night of October 31, 2021, Ukraine will switch to wintertime. And although most systems and digital clocks turn automatically, please note: on Sunday at four in the morning, turn the clock back an hour.

The annual transition to summertime and return to wintertime is used today in almost 60 countries. While about 140 countries have either never used the seasonal time or abandoned it. In Ukraine, we have been changing our clocks for four decades since 1981.

However, the question of abandoning time switches is increasingly emerging. After all, researchers prove that twice-yearly switches take a serious toll on people’s health. The transition has been linked to higher heart attacks and immune diseases because it changes our circadian rhythms. There have been discussions on this issue in Ukraine for years, but there is no unanimous decision.