The are key indicators of good sleep quality, as established by a panel of experts.
Given the precipitous increase in the use of sleep technology devices, the key findings are timely and relevant. This information complements the data these devices provide, helping millions of consumers interpret their sleep patterns.
The key determinants of a quality sleep includeds:
- Sleeping more time while in bed (at least 85 percent of the total time)
- Falling asleep in 30 minutes or less
- Waking up no more than once per night; and
- Being awake for 20 minutes or less after initially falling asleep.
Multiple rounds of consensus voting on the determinants led to the key findings, which have since been endorsed by Associations of Anatomists, Academies of Neurology, Physiological Societies, Gerontological Societies, Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Society for Research of Human Development, and Society for Women’s Health Researches.
The new technologies for sleep technology analysis are a great advantages for learn sleeping behaviours and effects. These devices provide a glimpse into one’s sleep universe, which is otherwise unknown. Not only we should focus on the sleep duration but we should also focus on the sleep quality, providing consumers with the resources needed to understand their sleep. These efforts help to make sleep science and technology more accessible to the general public that is eager to learn more about its health in bold new ways.
Content adapted by Beesleeping from Sleep Foundation website.