How do you sleep at night? Do fall asleep right away? Do you wake up multiple times a night? What do you think your sleep efficiency is? I know many people would say they don’t sleep well. Whether it’s having a hard time falling asleep, waking up through the night, or simply not getting a truly restful sleep, it seems we are all always striving to sleep better.
I posted last week about receiving a Fitbit One for review and compensation to be a part of the Fitbit Challenge Crew. The Fitbit One helps me stay motivated and gets me moving throughout the day. It greets me every morning with cute and inspirational messages.
Here’s a video I made showing how it works:
The wrist strap is very comfortable to wear and after putting it on, I never even notice it. Since I’ve been using it to track my sleep, one of the first things I do every morning is log on to my online Fitbit account to see my stats. I’m always impressed with all of the information it shows and amazed at how many times I wake up during the night.
Here’s a look at a recent night’s sleep.
As you can see it tells you what time you went to bed, how long it took you to fall asleep, how many times you woke up during the night, how long you were in bed, actual sleep time, and your sleep efficiency percentage.
Dave is always saying he can’t believe how quickly I can fall asleep, but 3 minutes?! Even that surprised me. It’s been consistent too. Every night I’ve worn the Fitbit One to bed it records me as having fallen asleep in 3-4 minutes. I wish I could just stay asleep!
All of the pink links throughout the night show how many times I woke up. In the video above you can see that when you hover over the lines they tell the exact times down to the minute that you are asleep and awake.
It’s all very interesting and eye-opening. While I thought I was making a better effort to go to bed earlier after looking over my sleep stats for the past few weeks I can see that I routinely go to bed between 11:00 – 11:30 pm. I imagine that if did actually go bed earlier I would sleep better and wake up feeling more refreshed.
I recommend the Fitbit One to anyone interested in tracking their sleep. It provides helpful information about how efficiently you are sleeping which can lead to the appropriate changes to improve sleep. It also is a fantastic activity tracker that offers motivation and inspiration to get moving throughout the day which in the end will also help improve sleep as well.