21 Early Days Challenge Diary
During my 21 Early Challenge, I had my Jawbone UP24 with me all the way, supporting my sleep habit and providing me with great data to work with on delivering that information filled 4 article spread which you can read below:
- 21 Early Days Week 1: 3 Easy Steps to Change your Sleeping Habits
- 21 Early Days Week 2: 5 Sleeping Facts You Need to Tell your Friends About
- 21 Early Days Week 3: 3 Points on How to Sleep Less While Resting More
- 21 Early Days Challenge Diary
- 5 Points on How to get the most out of your life in 2015
CRUNCHING IN THE NUMBERS
Here's what I learned after crunching in the numbers.
On average, I had only slept 5 hours 42 minutes per week day. That was less than the 6 hours as advertised. Yet, I still felt great.
Changing my sleep pattern during the weekend was not recommended when changing and maintaining a sleep habit, but given my lifestyle, I did so anyway. And still, the data provided by my Jawbone UP24 supports the fact that I am not sleep deprived.
My ratio between (Light Sleep) and (Sound Sleep) was 2 hours 44 minutes and 2 hours 58 minutes respectively.
To put that in perspective, 52.13% of my sleep was Sound Sleep on an average week day. Now, Sound Sleep can still be broken down further to two stages, Delta sleep and REM sleep. As the Jawbone UP24 considers Sound Sleep as sleep without much movement, it was not able to distinguish between Delta and REM sleep.
Update: The new UP3 features the ability to distinguish between Delta and REM sleep with the capability of tracking our heart rate.
Further evidence that I was not sleep deprived from my "extreme" weekday sleep routine was the hours I slept during the weekends, which on average clocked in at 7 hours 43 minutes. This is well within the range of the recommended duration of sleep.
The 21 Early Days Diary: Powered BY JAWBONE UP24
To give everyone even more inside to what it's like to go through the 21 Early Days challenge, here is the Day-by-Day commentary :)
Great for those who are looking to go through this 21 Early Days challenge for themselves, rules can be found here.
I discussed this with a friend of mine, and his view on it is quite interesting. Here is his take on why I overslept on both Fridays.