Sleep perchance to dream. Or something like that. One of the reasons I have a Fitbit is the ability to track my sleep. Another reason is that it doesn’t need to be recharged daily, but that is another post. After upgrading to the new Charge I got better sleep analysis. It does a better job at interpreting sleep and now includes sleep stages. Now I am not sure of the validity of the analysis, but it is pretty good for what I want from it.
As you can see above. I don’t get enough sleep during the week and I know it is something I need to work on. Tracking sleep has gotten me some useful metrics. I know that it is not just the amount of sleep but also the quality. I feel the worst when I get very little deep slow brain wave sleep. Nights I get a good amount of deep sleep (over an hour) I do better the next day. I also know that if I go under 6 hours consistently I am not at my best and Thursday and Friday are rough. If I get over 7 hours I generally feel pretty good (unless already in sleep debt). I do take naps on the weekends and that helps restore some of my energy. I do wish my daughter slept in longer on Saturday and Sunday though and that’s why I will take a nap when she does. Oh how I wish we had nap time at work.
My Friday Stats.
Still crushing steps but my balanced breathing has gotten off track. Sleep affecting it? Maybe.