How good is your sleep? The National Sleep Foundation outlines indicators of good quality sleep, including how long it should take you to fall asleep and how many times you should wake up during the night. Guidelines have been endorsed by entities such as the American Academy of Neurology and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. The NSF also discusses the rise of the use of technology to analyze one’s sleep. These technologies are making it easier for the general public to get in touch with their own sleep quality and take steps towards improving it. The research that the NSF is conducting is vital to the development of these technologies, but it is constantly looking for new ways to approach sleep research.
- 1Key determinants of quality sleep include sleeping more time while in bed, 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.
- 2Findings were established after multiple rounds of voting and consensus from many reputable sleep and health research organizations.
- 3Sleep technologies can provide valuable insite into the quality of individual sleep.
Notably, NSF’s recent Sleep Health Index ® revealed that as many as 27 percent of people take longer than 30 minutes, on average, to fall asleep.
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