Catch your Zzz’s to maximize your day

    Fitbit Versa 2. (Photo: Matt Hawthorne)

    WE often overlook the fact that sleep affects every part of life, as a lot happens during sleep – the body is recharged, growth hormones are released, bodily tissues and muscles are repaired, immunity is bolstered, stress hormone levels are reduced, and more. Therefore, if you want to make the most of your day, it starts by improving your night.

    Over a decade ago, Fitbit pioneered sleep tracking, making information that was once only available from a medical professional now widely accessible on the wrist. As it continues to bring better nights of sleep to everybody, here are Fitbit’s tips on how to get a good night’s sleep:

    Switch off all sources of light – not only your main lighting, but all electronics that emit any form of light, such as mobile phones, laptops, or tablets. Gadgets could keep your mind awake, and your body right along with it.

    Limit your caffeine intake to just your morning cup of coffee, as caffeine could affect your sleep for hours after drinking. Studies have shown that drinking alcohol before bed may help you fall asleep faster, but will also cause you to toss, turn, or wake up throughout the night, thus bringing down your overall sleep quality.

    A consistent bed time can greatly improve your sleeping habits. Your body naturally craves regularity and keeping your circadian clock dialed in is crucial in upholding quality sleep. As your body adjusts to getting enough sleep, you should be waking up naturally at the optimal time each morning, as well.

    As a leader in tracked sleep, Fitbit’s latest sleep features will not only help you better understand your sleep, but provide the features to help you improve it:

    Each night, the body cycles through different sleep stages – light sleep, deep sleep, and REM. Fitbit trackers can measure your time spent in each sleep stage, as well as your time awake, so you can better understand your sleep quality.

    Receive a nightly score in the Fitbit app for better insight into your sleep quality. Your score is based on heart rate, restlessness, time awake and Sleep Stages.

    Simultaneously disable your screen display and silence notifications for a night free of disturbances. Sleep Mode can also be used anytime you don’t want to be interrupted, like during a workout or in a meeting.

    Fitbit believes that health belongs to everyone and that people should not be priced out of having access to devices and features that can help them improve their health. As sleep is critical to maintaining overall health and wellness, Fitbit’s wide range of innovative products continues to innovate on its sleep tracking features.


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