Do you know what a good quality night’s sleep means?
Most of us spend half of our lives sleeping but do you know if you are getting a good quality sleep? Experts in sleep medicine and other health care fields have issued new metrics that explain exactly what a high-quality sleep is. The National Sleep Foundation, a nonprofit organisation, defined key indicators of good sleep quality in a recent report as follows:
- Being asleep for at least 85 percent of the time you spend in bed;
- Taking 30 minutes or less to fall asleep (or up to 60 minutes if you’re 65 or older);
- Not waking up more than once per night for more than five minutes (or twice a night for five minutes for those 65 or older); and
- Spending less than 20 minutes total awake after initially falling asleep.
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