Are you looking to improve your sleep? Here is a deep dive into Fitbit sleep score charts, sleep stages, and tips to improve your sleep.
In this friendly guide, we will delve into the fascinating world of sleep, uncovering the secrets behind sleep score charts and sleep stages.
If you’ve ever wondered how well you’re truly sleeping or how your Fitbit can help you understand your sleep patterns, you’ve come to the right place.
Get ready to unlock the mysteries of sleep and discover how Fitbit can be your trusty companion on your journey to optimal rest. So, let’s dive in and explore the world of sleep scores and sleep stages together!
Personally, I’ve come to a place where my sleep scores range between 77 and 85 on average and the amount of sleep is between 6.5 and 7.25 hours per night. And I’m ready to take this to the next level. (October 2023)
What Is The Fitbit Sleep Score?
The sleep score on your Fitbit device is determined by assessing your performance in three key areas: sleep duration, sleep quality, and restoration. Each area receives an individual score, which is then summed up to provide an overall sleep score.
This comprehensive score ranges from 0 to 100, with most individuals falling within the range of 72 to 83. To provide further insight, sleep score ranges have been categorized into two levels: Excellent, which corresponds to a score between 90 and 100, and Good, which encompasses scores between 80 and 89.
Most users get a sleep score between 72 and 83 which is not too bad. A good sleep score would be between 80 to 90 and if you have a score over 90 then consider yourself as excellent.
For health enthusiasts tracking their sleep with Fitbit, this sleep score can serve as a valuable metric to gauge their sleep performance and health.
Understanding Sleep Stages
Fitbit devices with wrist-based sensors and the Google Pixel Watch have the ability to automatically recognize and track your sleep patterns while you wear the device on your wrist during bedtime.
To achieve accurate results, Fitbit advises wearing the device using a secure wristband rather than utilizing a clip or pendant accessory.
Once your body has been motionless for approximately an hour and is in a state of complete rest, the device will record and analyze your sleep data, allowing you to obtain a sleep score.
What Are The 4 Stages Of Sleep Cycles?
The sleep charts break down the sleep cycles into 4 stages.
- Awake Time This is pretty self-explanatory when you wake up at night reading or watching TV.
- REM Rapid Eye Movements or dream time. During REM you’re regurgitating daily activities and emotions. Also at this time, you synthesizing protein at the cellular level.
- Light Sleep takes up more than 50% of the night. It’s when your body processes memories and emotions and you regulate your metabolism.
- Deep Sleep The brain goes offline. Your muscles are very relaxed, you’re not dreaming and your body secretes growth hormone, which is associated with cellular fixing & repair and rebuilding your immune system.
How to Read Your Sleep Stages Chart
You can find your chart by going to:
- Go to Today from the button in the lower left of your app.
- Tap the Sleep duration box
- Scroll down to Today‘s chart or score tap
- Tap on Deep and REM
- Scroll down
You will see today’s data, but I like to compare my 30 day average to the benchmark of others in my age group.
This chart shows I’m not up at night tossing and turning compared to others. And my light sleep is higher than most, (Processing stuff?)
Using Fitbit Charts to Track Your Sleep Score
What is the Normal Sleep Pattern?
The average person using Fitbit gets about 6 hours and 30+ minutes of sleep. About 55 minutes is spent in the Awake cycle.
The purple lines show the awake time 5:30 am is when I wake up and 9:40 pm or 21:40 is when I hit the hay.
How to Find the Sleep Charts on your Fitbit Phone App?
This is very simple.
After opening the Fitbit app scroll down to you see a purple circle with a moon and a Z. You will see the number of hours you slept last night and your sleep score. Open it.
- The first chart is your Sleep Score for the week and just below in dark blue will be your weekly average per night and the average score for the week.
- Scroll to the right are the Hours Slept for the week.
- Scroll again to the right is your Sleep Schedule. This shows the pattern of when you start sleeping wake up and finish sleeping according to times set in the Sleep Hours And Goals.
- Hours In Sleep Stages is the next chart. This shows the total time in stages for the week. by touching the chart a full page will pop up with an option to see a monthly view.
- By touching the chart below the weekly average you will see the sleep stages and below that are the most important sleep shart being your 30-day averages and benchmarks to others in your age group.
How do you set Fitbit Sleep Hours and Goals?
This is very simple
- Open your Fitbit phone app
- Tap your photo in the upper left corner
- Scroll down to Goals and tap on Sleep
- By taping on Time Asleep Goal you can set the hours and minutes for your new goal.
- Setting the times for Bedtime and Wake Up Time helps set consistent stability so your body knows when to relax and sleep.
Tips to Improve Your Sleep Score
To improve your sleep score and optimize your rest, it’s essential to focus on stress reduction. Implementing relaxation techniques like deep breathing or meditation before bed can help calm your mind and prepare your body for sleep.
Additionally, creating a soothing sleep environment, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, and engaging in regular exercise can greatly contribute to improving your overall health and fitness levels. Sweet dreams!
Establishing a Bedtime Routine
Establishing a bedtime routine is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. By going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, you can reduce stress levels and improve your overall well-being. This consistent schedule not only helps regulate your body’s internal clock but also supports better health and fitness.
Start incorporating a bedtime routine today to reap the benefits of a well-rested mind and body.
Practicing Stress Management Techniques
Start your day with Fitbit’s Stress Management Score, calculated using your heart rate variability, activity levels, and sleep data. If your score is high, it’s time to tackle your to-do list and conquer the day. But if your score is low, take a well-deserved rest and recharge.
For a detailed breakdown and even more insights, upgrade to Fitbit Premium. Stay on top of your stress levels and optimize your well-being with Fitbit!
Leverage the power of all-day body-response tracking to gain valuable insights into how your body responds to life’s challenges.
Uncover eating patterns and trends on a daily and weekly basis, empowering you to effectively manage stress. Stay on top of your emotional well-being with smart notifications that prompt you to log your emotions and boost your stress management score.
My Monthly Sleep Charts
Sleep Stages For October 2021
Having a lot of dreams so I’m surprised REM is so low. I do want to bring down my awake time.
The stars symbolize a solid 7 hours of sleep achieved on that particular day. I believe that’s a personal best of 13 hours!
Goals & Actions
- Have more nights over 7 hours
- Bring down Awake Times.
- Be more consistent at going to bed at the same time
- Have adrenals and cortisol work smoothly
Sleep Stages For September 2021
Measuring Blood Oxygen Fluctuations At Night
I just found this chart in the Sleep section of the Fitbit App.
It shows the fluctuations in oxygen use while sleeping.
Fitbit Sleep Stages For December 2020
In February, I set a new monthly record by getting a whopping 14 days with a solid 7 hours of sleep.
But here’s the thing: my REM sleep cycle isn’t improving much. I think my caffeine intake might be to blame – I’ve been chugging way too much coffee and tea. And to make matters worse, I’ve been terrible about establishing evening routines, which is wreaking havoc on how I wake up and, I assume, impacting my quality of sleep too.
So, my goals for February are to create a solid evening routine that helps me wind down, prep for the next day, and ultimately score some better hours of sleep.
Sleep Charts Hourly and Stages for July 2019
During the first half of the month, my schedule mainly consisted of traveling. However, as the month progressed, I began incorporating visits to coffee shops in the mornings to squeeze in some work.
- Reduce coffee consumption
- Establish a nightly routine encompassing exercise, meditation, and turning off the lights by 10:30 PM.
Recent research has examined the relationship between sleep, overall health, and hormonal balance. Preliminary findings suggest that upon waking up, our cortisol and insulin levels tend to be elevated.
Consequently, starting the day with carb-heavy foods like bagels may not be ideal. Instead, opting for a quick exercise session and a breakfast consisting of protein and healthy fats could potentially expedite the process of achieving some type of balance.
As a health enthusiast, you may find it interesting to know that recent research is investigating the connection between sleep, health, and hormonal equilibrium. Early findings indicate that upon awakening,
Sleep score charts and sleep stages with Fitbit provide valuable insights into your sleep patterns and overall sleep quality. By tracking your sleep score and understanding your sleep stages, you can gain a deeper understanding of your sleep patterns and make informed decisions to improve your sleep health.
With Fitbit’s sleep score charts, you can easily monitor your sleep quality over time and identify any trends or patterns that may be affecting your sleep. This allows you to make necessary adjustments to your sleep routine and create a sleep environment that is conducive to a restful night’s sleep.
Understanding your sleep stages is equally important in optimizing your sleep health. Fitbit’s sleep stages feature provides detailed information about the different stages of sleep, including light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. This knowledge can help you recognize if you are getting enough of each sleep stage and make adjustments if necessary.
For health enthusiasts, tracking sleep scores and sleep stages with Fitbit offers a simple powerful tool to improve overall well-being. By prioritizing quality sleep, you can boost your energy levels, enhance cognitive function, and support your overall physical and mental fitness.
So, if you’re looking to optimize your sleep and take your health to the next level, dive into the world of sleep score charts and sleep stages with Fitbit. Start tracking, analyzing, and making informed choices for better sleep and better health. Sweet dreams!