|Do you have a healthy sleep rythm?|
The sleep rhythm is also an important factor that characterizes our general health. A healthy sleep rhythm helps in maintaining us fresh an keeps our guard up. A tired body can be easier attacked by different diseases and viruses. A tired body burns less fats as it tends to be less active. The following test will help you determine your sleep rhythm and will also show you which are the appropriate sleeping hours and sleeping schedule.
Sleeping times can be adjusted. Almost everyone has its own sleeping pattern. I mean depending on your job, studies and other factors you have a specific bedtime and wakeup time. Your body gets adjusted to this schedule and if you try to change it, you will find it quite hard.
In order to change your sleeping rhythm you need to set your goals first. Go to bed at the new desired sleep time. If you are not sleepy remain in your bed. You will eventually fall asleep. In the morning adjust your alarm clock to wake you up, according to your new schedule. The first few days are the hardest, because your body will try to maintain its old rhythm. This is normal, just keep on using your new sleeping schedule. A complete sleep pattern switch lasts around 2 weeks!
Sleep rhythm test
1. At what time to you go to bed during the weekdays?
a) Before 21 o’clock. (9pm) (0 p)
b) Between 21(9pm) and 22(10pm) o’clock. (1 p)
c) Between 22(10pm) and 23(11pm) o’clock. (2 p)
d) Between 23(11pm) and 24(0am) o’clock. (2 p)
e) Between 0(0am) and 1(1am) o’clock. (3 p)
f) Later than 4(4am) o’clock. (4 p)
2. Do you go to sleep late in the night during the weekend?
a) No. (0 p)
b) Yes. (4 p)
3. At what time do you wake up during the weekdays?
a) Before 6(am) o’clock. (0 p)
b) Between 6(am) and 7(am) o’clock. (1 p)
c) Between 7(am) and 8(am) o’clock. (3 p)
d) Between 8(am) and 9(am) o’clock. (4 p)
e) Later. (4 p)
4. Do you wake up late during the weekends?
a) No. (0 p)
b) Yes. (4 p)
5. How do you describe yourself?
a) An active person in the morning. (0 p)
b) An early waking up individual, rather than an active person in the evening. (1 p)
c) I’m not waking up to early, but also not the active working person during the afternoons. (2 p)
d) Not necessary an active individual in the morning. (3 p)
e) Definitely a person that is the most active in the evening and night. (4 p)
6. When do you feel fit?
a) Between 6(6am) and 9(9am) o’clock. (0 p)
b) Between 9(9am) and 12(12am) o’clock. (2 p)
c) Between 12(12am) and 15(3pm) o’clock. (3 p)
d) Between 15(3pm) and 18(6pm) o’clock. (4 p)
e) Between 18(6pm) and 21(9pm) o’clock. (4 p)
Sleep rhythm test results:
Add all the points from the results of the six questions listed above. If the total is between:
a) 0 and 4 points – You can consider yourself a person that wakes up early.
b) 5 and 13 points – You have a normal sleep rhythm.
c) 14 and 24 points – You are a ‘night bird’, or an individual active during the nighttime.
Did you know that!
Sleeping from 10pm to 6 am keeps you fresher during the day as a nights sleep from 2am to 10am. Although you sleep the same amount of time, you fill fell much better sleeping from 10pm. This is because our body gets the most efficient sleep possible between 10pm and 12am.