Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Great Sleep Experiment
It's not much bigger than a quarter. One of the benefits is you can wear it with this sleeve as you sleep to check how many times you wake up each night and your sleep efficiency. So we started going up about 11:15pm every night and I've been asleep by between 11:20-11:40pm. The first night it took me about 7 minutes to get to sleep and I move a bit from 1-3am and got my best sleep from 4-6am. That trend continued. Here's a peek at Monday night's sleep pattern:
So I am getting at least an extra hour of sleep every night if not more. I find it odd that with more sleep, I seem to feel exhausted. I'm sure I'll adjust to that but I need to take sleep more seriously and consider it just as important a component of weight loss as exercise and eating right. So thank you to my friend who sent the Fitbit to us, it's giving us incentive to change our ways to improve our overall well being. I suppose you can never have too many gadgets. *grin*
How many hours of sleep do you usually get each night? Do you think sleep is an important part of weight loss?
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