Welcome to Part 2 of our “This Is How You Sleep” Quiz.
Sure, you’ve felt this before and can relate!
You might be getting enough sleep hours, but did you sleep well?
Sleeping hours alone doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting the most restful type of sleep.
Restful Sleep + Restorative Sleep = Sleep Quality
When it comes to sleep, quantity is important — and so is quality.
Most adults need somewhere between seven and nine hours a night to wake up feeling well-rested, but a lot depends on exactly what happens during those hours.
The quality of your sleep ensures that you get the essential physical, mental, and emotional benefits you need from your sleep.
So how do you measure sleep quality?
- Sleep Latency: How long it takes for you to fall asleep. This should be no longer than 30 minutes.
- Sleep Waking: How often you wake up during the night. Frequent wakefulness at night can disrupt your sleep cycle. Waking up once or none suggests your sleep quality is healthy.
- Wakefulness: This refers to how long you spend awake after you first go to sleep. A healthy sleep quality person won’t stay awake for longer than 20 minutes.
- Sleep Efficiency: The amount of time you spend sleeping.