Sleep score is an indicator of your overall sleep quality on a variety of levels. These variables monitor and analyze your total sleep duration, your time in light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep, and the number of awakenings you have each night. These variables are then measured against known sleep averages for your age and gender, which have been established by well-published research, expert advisors, and by analyzing more than six million nights of sleep. All of your sleep data is then put into our algorithm to gauge your specific nightly sleep score. Total sleep is the most important factor, with sleep efficiency, time spent in different sleep phases, and the number of wake-ups contributing as well.
How to improve your sleep score?
GET MORE SLEEP! With more total sleep you will typically get deeper and REM sleep, which will also contribute to improving your sleep score.
If you feel like you spend as much time in bed as your schedule permits, think about trying to improve your sleep efficiency. If you usually sleep through the night, this means falling asleep faster at bedtime. The following can also help you get more deep sleep during your initial sleep cycle:
• Eliminating caffeine intake at least six hours before bed
• Exercising during the day
• Eating your last meal 2-3 hours before bedtime
• Limiting your exposure to bright lights and blue light (TV, phones, tablets) after dark are examples of things that can help you fall asleep faster.
If you usually wake up during the night, the following can help to increase your sleep efficiency:
• Reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption
• Limiting your fluid intake 1-2 hours before bedtime
• Using a white noise generator or fan to soften noises during the night
• Keeping your room cool, dark, and quiet, among other things.
Try to improve your sleep score by making small incremental changes to your sleep habits. When you change your approach to sleep a little bit at a time, you increase your chances of finding yourself sleeping more, and sleeping better for the long-term.
If you are looking for a way to find out how well you are sleeping, Sleep Gauge has a simple solution! SleepGauge is a company comprised of people passionate about sleep and exists to help people access, understand and benefit from knowing how well they sleep. Sleep Gauge knows sleep is vital to your relationship and worth the extra effort and can help you find out your sleep scores together.
The knowledge SleepGauge provides with your sleep score can change the way you look at yourself and the world around you. It’s simple, non-invasive and is shipped directly to your home to wear while you sleep. No prescriptions. No Needles. No membership required.
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