The cool part about the Fitbit (as well as many other trackers), is that it also tracks sleep. I tracked my sleep for the first time in awhile last night and wow...just wow.
So in order to improve on my sleep i'm going to start working on the following suggested by Harvard Medical School:
1. Not playing on my phone or computer at least a half-hour before bed-I am a huge culprit of phone time in bed!
2. Turning the alarm clock away from me-When I wake up in the middle of the night I tend to look at the clock and count how much longer I have to sleep-bad habit!
3. Don't drink too much before going to bed-I tend to be thirstier at night, which probably means that i'm not drinking enough during the day, but also means that I wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. I need to try drinking more during the day to alleviate this.
4. Eating lighter at dinner/evening meals-I tend to have a larger dinner because I have more time to cook and prepare food. I may want to be aware of this to help my sleep pattern.
I plan to start working on these things and hopefully get a better reading on my next sleep tracker!
I also want to look into getting a dawn simulator or wake-up light like this one. This is supposed to help your body wake up in a more natural way rather than the buzzing of an alarm. I'll have to look into it further!
What are your best tips for a good night's sleep?
I was not compensated at all for the purchase or use of the Fitbit tracker. There are many other trackers that can determine steps and sleep habits.