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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:59 am 
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I was wondering...

Statistically, at what time (GMT) are the most people in the world asleep?

Anyone care to figure it out?


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 Post subject: Re: sleep tight!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:19 am 
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I would guess anywhere that includes India and China in the measurement.
Take whatever time they go to bed in their cultures and pan out to the larger population masses either side ?

Given it's about 9hrs between England (far west) to Japan (far east) then somewhere around when it's +6 GMT it 2 in the morning (assuming most the population sleep between 8 till 8 (don't forget children ;) and it makes it easy)

I think that creates a large sleeping population as goign east from china to the Americas is to far and the population I doub't is as high as that covered going west.

Of course not made do easy by peoples time zones not matching up with time xone positions
(just searched for a map and noticed the 'mess' )
http://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/


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 Post subject: Re: sleep tight!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:39 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
I would guess anywhere that includes India and China in the measurement.
Take whatever time they go to bed in their cultures and pan out to the larger population masses either side ?

Given it's about 9hrs between England (far west) to Japan (far east) then somewhere around when it's +6 GMT it 2 in the morning (assuming most the population sleep between 8 till 8 (don't forget children ;) and it makes it easy)

I think that creates a large sleeping population as goign east from china to the Americas is to far and the population I doub't is as high as that covered going west.

Of course not made do easy by peoples time zones not matching up with time xone positions
(just searched for a map and noticed the 'mess' )
http://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

Well compared to other huge countries, China is a little simpler, as they only use one time zone. They're currently 8 hours ahead.

India, I think, has some variance in time zones, but I seem to think they only vary by an hour or so. Think they're about 5 hours ahead.


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 Post subject: Re: sleep tight!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:04 pm 
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I'd go for 4:00 am China standard time, given they have one time zone and all, so 20:00 GMT. That would still be pretty much middle of the night in India too I guess

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(http://www.geekosystem.com/world-popula ... longitude/)


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 Post subject: Re: sleep tight!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:59 pm 
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I reckon that 0200BST is pretty close to the mark. It'll be the middle of the night in India, just an hour later in China.

Thats 6 hours ahead of GMT so at around 2000GMT, most of the world is asleep... I reckon!


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