Saturday, February 18, 2012

How Long is Your Ideal Day?



Many studies have been done to help understand whether or not the 24 hour cycle of daily light and dark lines up with our bodies internal clock/schedule (known as a circadian rhythm).  In the video below, Joe Betts-LaCroix discusses an experiment he where he stayed up 4 hours later each day.  In doing so, he created a 6 day week of 28 hour days.  He used a Zeo to monitor his sleep and a Withings blood pressure monitor to measure the effects of the experiment.  It seems that it worked well for him, but it isn't clear thta his family liked it very much.  Still it seems like an interesting experiment.

Joe Betts-LaCroix - 28 Hour Day from Gary Wolf on Vimeo.

If you want to try it yourself, you can find instructions here.