The Sleep Calculator: When you should go to bed?
Omni Calculator introduced a new tool that helps people in their everyday struggle with lack of proper sleep.
The Sleep Calculator helps you determine when you should go to sleep to not only feel rested during the day but also, most importantly, fresh in the morning. Those two things are not always connected.
Don't hit the snooze button
Whether it’s a necessity or choice, many people decide they don’t need to sleep that much. ‘I’ll rest after death,’ they say, carelessly. But good sleep is just as important as a productive day - it regenerates your cells and makes your brain ready for when it needs to be in best shape.
The hours you need to spend with head on a pillow are one thing, but the other thing is knowing when you should go to sleep to wake up exactly when you need to wake up.
We all know the feeling. When the alarm starts ringing, you feel so sleepy that all you want to do is hit the snooze button and get five more minutes of sleep. It's a dead end. You don't have the time to fall into deep, regenerative sleep and you make your morning routine shorter.
And that's just a recipe for a bad morning.
How to wake up refreshed?
Scientists have discovered that this feeling means you woke up in the wrong phase of your sleep.
All you need to do to be refreshed when the alarm goes off is to wake up at the end of your cycle, or when the REM phase (when you’re dreaming) ends. It’s when your brain is just as active as during the day. If you wake up earlier or later, during deep sleep, it can take a couple of hours to get back to life.
How long does one cycle last? Around 90 minutes, but you can change that in the Sleep Calculator, when you feel that it doesn’t apply to you.
How many hours of sleep do I need?
‘So can I sleep for 90 minutes and feel refreshed?’, one can ask.
You may wake up feeling pretty well, but you’ll still be sleep deprived. In a couple of hours, you’ll get those familiar symptoms - lack of concentration, sleepiness and so on.
Everybody needs between 6-8 hours of sleep for proper rest. In the Sleep Calculator, you can check the best hours to go to bed if you want to wake up ready to attack the day when your alarm goes off.
To get a decent sleep, you need 7 hours and 30 minutes of Zzzs, but you can also hit that balance between getting full cycles under your belt and a good rest if you slept for just 6 hours.
If you have time, you can sleep for 9 hours, but for many it's a luxury. Anything less than 6 hours is an affair with sleep deprivation, and you shouldn’t take that road.
Use the Sleep Calculator and check when you should go to bed to get a proper sleep!