Week 3

Rise Up with Better Sleep

Check out Dr. Roy Raymann’s talk on how all 24 hours in a day relate to sleep.

Here are the answers to last week’s quiz!
Question 1: To use the SleepScore app, place your smartphone
Answer: Next to your bed
Question 2: True or False? Your MindScore reflects how much REM sleep you got the previous night.
Answer: True!
Question 3: What is the best SleepScore you can get?
Answer: 100
Have sleep questions?

Want to ask your own question about sleep? You can write it here anonymously. During the upcoming weeks of the program, look out for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Q: How does SleepScore improve my sleep?
A: SleepScore tracks your sleep and uses the answers to your nightly questions to make sure you get advice that is tailored to your sleep and your daily routines. The advice was compiled by behavioral and sleep experts of SleepScore Labs after reviewing hundreds of scientific papers. Most advice links closely to sleep hygiene rules and cognitive behavioral therapy, which are common and recommended approaches for improving sleep in clinical settings. In addition to this Sleep Guide, there are other features in the app, like the Goodnight Assistant to help you wind down, Sounds to Fall Asleep to help you relax and drift off, and the Smart Alarm to help you wake up feeling refreshed. In our online Sleep Store, you can find products that can help with your sleep. Unlike other stores, we only display products that have been thoroughly evaluated.
Q: Is napping okay?
A: A 20-minute “power nap” can help boost your energy, mood, and performance. It can be a great way to replace that afternoon cup of coffee. Another type of nap is the 90-minute “siesta nap.” This longer nap can be helpful if you need to catch up from a short night — for instance, if your sleep was disturbed by young children. Both types of naps are good, as long as your napping doesn’t interfere with your nighttime sleep by making you less sleepy at bedtime or making it hard to sleep through the night. Critical to any nap is how you wake. If you wake from the stage of deep sleep, you might end up feeling worse. By timing naps to last either 20 or 90 minutes, you’ll be less likely to wake up during deep sleep. This will help you feel refreshed instead of groggy after your nap.
Q: Which books about sleep do you recommend?
A: Here are 4 suggested readings:
  • Sleep: A Very Short Introduction by Steven W. Lockley & Russell G. Foster
  • Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body by Jennifer Ackerman
  • The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington
  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

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