Dr. Oz and Dr. Michael Breuss Talk About Sleep Efficiency and Their Plan For A Perfect Nights Sleep
Do you toss and turn throughout the night? Do you wake up frequently or have trouble falling asleep? If so, your in good company because sleeping problems affects millions of people all across the country. Today Dr. Oz invited Dr. Michael Breuss on to the show to share their “Sleep plan to get a perfect night’s sleep.” So what would equate to a “perfect night’s sleep?” 5 full 90 minute sleep cycles are needed which equals 7 1/2 hours of sleep. If you are frequently waking up during the night your disrupting your sleep cycles and you likely aren’t getting s sufficient amount of quality sleep. During this segment Dr. Breuss talks to Dr. Oz about “sleep efficiency” and ways in which you can improve your sleeping patterns to get a full night of rest so you can be productive and more energetic all throughout the day.
What Is Your “Sleep Efficiency” And How To Calculate Yours
Michael Breuss explained to Dr. Oz that your sleep efficiency is the total amount of quality sleep that your getting throughout the night. Here is how to calculate your sleep efficiency :
- You take your total sleep time divided by the total amount of time you spent in bed. So, if you slept for 7 hours and you were in bed for a total of 8 hours your sleep efficiency would by 85 percent (7 divided by 8). Be sure to take into account the amount of time it takes for you to fall asleep and the time spent getting up to use the restroom and then to fall back asleep.
Even Adults Should Have A Bed Time
Dr. Breuss said that one of the best things you can do to promote a full nights sleep is to set a bed time and try to stick with it. A consistent sleeping pattern is key to getting quality sleep on a consistent basis. Dr. Breuss also said that if find yourself having trouble falling asleep (for at at least 20 minutes) to get out of bed because you will only get frustrated and falling asleep will be an even harder task.