June 14, 2007

Am I a B-Person?

There's a movement started in Denmark to support later risers in society. From the B Society web site

B-persons has an inner day-and-night lasting 25-27 hours, whereas A-persons has one that runs through approximately 23 hours.

A B-person has a strive for staying awake untill late at night – for instance, to go to bed at 1 or 2 a.m. and then sleep a little longer in the morning.

If a B-person and an A-person goes to sleep at the same time, and rise at the same time early, the morning wil be experienced differently as the body-temperature of the A-person is higher than that of the B-person at this point. The B-person therefore has a very good reason for feeling drowsy, as it is still ”night” (”time for sleep”) for the B-person.

15 – 25 percent of the population are B-persons, 10 -15 percent are A-persons. The rest of the population are more or less either one or the other, or something in between.

I wonder whether there's any bias amongst geeks towards being B-people?

Posted by stevef at June 14, 2007 10:51 AM | TrackBack