Now I Am Sleeping Creatively

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After one month of sleeping next to my SleepScore S+ device, I am ready to present some findings.

 

BTW, the new SleepScore Max, which will replace the S+, is due to arrive next month. It will be interesting to see what differences there are between the two devices.

 

In addition to sending signals to measure my breathing at night, my S+ device has been recording my naps. I will present that data here also.

 

My nightly Sleep Score is based on an algorithm incorporating time to fall asleep, total time asleep, and amount of light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep.

 

My Sleep Score Average for the last 26 nights is 75.7. That is interesting  because a score of 75 is the average Sleep Score for my age (77 years old).  A Sleep Score of 75 represents 5 hours and 40 minutes of sleep. That doesn’t sound like a lot of sleep, but when you factor in the time awake, due to what are called “disruptions,” it seems to make more sense.

 

My lowest Sleep Score this past month was 51 (with a total hours of sleep = 3h 57m). My highest Sleep Score was 92 (with a total hours of sleep = 7h 9m).

 

I took 19 naps this past month.  My naps ranged from 11 minutes to 54 minutes long.  My average nap was 27.3 minutes long.

 

There is a theory that it is good to nap if you are tired, and another theory that it is not good to nap, so you will sleep better at night.  One day I plan to correlate my nap times with my nighttime sleep times.  I wonder if that will tell me if my napping is helping or hindering my night’s sleep?

 

There are many things I could investigate, and perhaps one day I will.

 

From the S+ data, I could have looked at time to get to bed, time to fall asleep, (sleep onset time), total time asleep, total time awake, number of disruptions, duration of light, deep, and REM sleep, and sleep vs. naps.

 

I could have tried to correlate many external factors.

 

Among those factors are my use of Tylenol PM, Melatonin spray, wearing shoes at night to prevent my toe tingling, getting to bed at the same time, and time of last eating.

 

Is my sleep device helping me to get more and better sleep?

 

I truly believe it is.

 

I expect to find some proof in the analyses of next month’s sleep data, and the comparisons of that data to this month’s data.  I like the suggestions my S+ device gives me each morning based on my sleep pattern.

 

Hey, what if I don’t find any improvement in my sleep?  At least I am having a lot of fun with my sleeping device and its data.

 

Mr. Ebsen may be contacted at robertzebsen51@gmail.com

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