Monday, October 22, 2012

Sweden Tries Out Night Schedules for "Night People"

It's no secret that there are "morning people" and "night people". If you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, but can easily keep up awake during the night up, you'll certainly feel that the world is not often suited to your tastes.

That's something that begins early in life and that can shape your entire future: just imagine, being forced to attend morning classes, during which your attention might not be up to the task? While, if you had the chance to have night classes, you might do much better.

That's something that is now being tried out in Sweden, by the so called "B Society" - a movement that is trying to do something about it: by promoting alternative school and work schedules for this kind of people (my kind of people as well, if I may say so.)

Studies show that our own internal biological clock can vary from 23 to 27 hours, depending on the person. So, one can say that is anti-natural to force the established "proper" schedules to everyone without taking that into account.

The first institution to adopt this alternative life cycle teaching is perp school in Gothenburg, that after a test period with good results, will now offer class schedules from 20h to 8h to all those that prefer the night shifts.

In a 24/7 society I think it makes perfect sense... and I just hope that this "B Society" can soon expand its reach to the entire globe.

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