I’ve been tracking my sleep via the Fitbit for 6 weeks now. It’s really interesting to see how many times I “wake up” or how long I actually sleep. The Fitbit tracks your sleep as a motion sensor. So I may not remember waking up so many times but it shows that my body was not truly at rest. I may have tossed and turned more. Here’s my sleep dashboard:
You can see on the side that it shows my sleep patterns over the last 30 days so I can easily see which days I had the best sleep in terms of how long I was asleep and how many times I woke up.
I’ve had some days where I only wake up once.
And I’ve had days where I’ve woken up a lot.
Regardless of how I sleep I’ve found it’s interesting to track because usually it makes perfect sense when I see how many times I woke up. But even more importantly, I’m figuring out I really only need about 7 hours of sleep to feel great all day. I find that if I get under 6 and a half or over 8, I usually feel worse than if I get about 7 hours of sleep. So even after 6 weeks, the Fitbit is still exciting and still helping me figure out my habits–good and bad.