Your routine says a lot about you — and your health.
Good health is about eating right, getting plenty of exercise and being as active as you can. It's also about getting enough sleep.
But I'm trying.
I think I've mastered the eat right/exercise more game (see how I used gamification to lose 70 pounds). I track calories in/calories out every day. Three years on, it's no longer a chore — it's just what I do.
Now it's time to try and win the sleep game.
I've been using the Jawbone UP for several months to try and get a handle on my sleep patterns. Every night, my UP band quantifies my sleep — deep versus light sleep, how quickly I fell asleep, how long I was in bed and how many times I awoke during the night. It shows me my average over the last seven days (usually not a pretty sight!).
Jawbone also sends me a weekly report. My most recent report tells me one thing very clearly: Go to sleep earlier!
I'll know I'm winning when I reach that eight hour goal more than I don't.
I have a lot of work (er, sleep) to do!
Here's a look at my reports for the last two weeks: