We all know that getting the right amount of sleep is important for our health, but just because we are getting enough hours of shut-eye, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good quality sleep. In fact, a new report just released by the National Sleep Foundation reveals a list of guidelines as to what determines good sleep quality and there’s a good chance a lot of us aren’t meeting all of them.
The key determinates of good quality sleep include:
- Sleeping more time while in bed (at least 85% of the total time)
- Falling asleep in 30 minutes or less
- Waking up no more than once per night
- Being awake for 20 minutes or less after initially falling asleep
While these may seem simple, there’s no doubt a lot of us fall short in certain areas. Actually falling a sleep is a big problem for some, with NSF saying that as many as 27% of people take longer than 30 minutes, on average, to fall asleep.
The NSF is hoping that more accessibility to sleep technology will help folks gain insight into their sleep patterns. They suggest such tech will help consumers better gauge and even improve their sleep.