Has it ever happened to you to go to bed early in order to be fresh and rested for work the next morning, but you still woke up tired? Well, it seems that you are cutting the rest time for yourself, no matter how contradictory this sounds.
However, do not be too worried since experts have created a “sleeping calculator”, so that in whatever time you have to wake up, you can calculate the exact time to go to bed. The time of going to bed, even if you have to wake up early does not have to be before midnight in order to wake up rested.
Sleeping should not be seen as an eight hour activity, but more as a cycle of 90 minutes. For every cycle, the body goes through 5 key phases of “getting together” like shallow sleep, deep sleep and the REM phase in which we are dreaming, so in order to have good sleep it is best and most important to calculate the right time to go to sleep and the time of waking up. If you want to wake up rested, you have to set the alarm so that it wakes you up at the end of each cycle. When you sleep 8 or more hours and you still wake up tired, this means that you woke up in the middle of the cycle.
The sleeping calculator discovers that people need 14 minutes to fall asleep in average, after going to bed. According to this, if your alarm has been set for 7 in the morning, than you need to go to bed in 9:46 pm. If you can’t make it, the next term for ideal sleep is 11:16 pm. However, at some point you’ll stay awake after midnight for sure even though you have to wake up early. According to expert’s calculations, you will feel fresh enough eve if you go to bed in 12:46 am or 02:16 am.
If you need to wake up even earlier, for example at 6 in the morning, than the ideal time for you is 8:46 pm, 10:16 pm and 11:46 pm and if you really need to stay awake late – 01:16 am.
In order to have a good sleep it does not necessarily mean that you need to go to bed early, but go to bed at the right time and wake up at the right time. With other words, you can get enough sleep for 4 and a half hours.