Postive Effects of the Sun Offset.

Check out The Chart.
Look carefully at the chart above. The alternating periods of light and dark caused by the earth's rotation are represented by the light and dark bands. Across the top, the current 24-hour wake/sleep cycle is represented by white and grey blocks, with the daily eight-hour work periods represented by the grey bars. Across the bottom, the same behavior cycles (wake up, work, sleep) are plotted against a 28-hour day. Some things to note:

  • On the 28-hour day graph, there is no Monday.
  • Thursday's work period occurs in darkness, but sets you up for a sun-drenched weekend.
  • Your 40-hours of work start at the same time on both the 24 and 28 hour day graphs, but on the 28 hour day graph, your work for the week is over sooner, leaving you with a longer weekend.
  • Every day is different. Since waking and sleeping is not synchronized to light and dark, each day of the week has its own unique character. This will aid your memory in distinguishing one day from another.
  • Sleeping late on the weekends doesn't cause you to miss daylight.
The Amazing, 56-hour, Sun-drenched Weekend.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are offset in a way that gives you maximum daytime in your free hours. Wake up Friday just as the sun is setting. Work your 10 hour day and when you leave, the sun is just rising. Since it's Friday, your last day of work for the week, you decide to stay up a little late. From the time you leave work until the time you go to bed, it's light out.

You wake up the next day a little late, (after all, you were up late the day before enjoying the daylight.) You sleep two hours past your usual wake up time and the sun is just about to come up. You enjoy an 18-20 hour day, (more than half of it is light) and go to sleep several hours after sunset.

On Sunday, you wake up (again, a few hours later than normal) with the sunrise and enjoy a relatively "normal" day. On Tuesday, because you wake up early (regular time) you wake up at sunrise again. There was no Monday.

More Interesting and Positive Effects of the 28-Hour Day.