Sleep Calculator Tells You What Time To Go To Bed
Groggy in the mornings? This sleep calculator tells you what time to go to bed according to YOUR body clock
Donald Trump reportedly only sleeps for four hours a night, while some of us wake after seven hours wishing we could have a couple more.
But how much sleep do we really need, and what time should we go to bed?
There will be days when you can’t get to bed early or you don’t have time for a lie-in, but there is a way to time your slumber to maximise the chances of waking up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.
A new online sleep calculator can work out what time you need to go to bed just by knowing when you need to be up. It calculates the time using information on the body’s natural sleep pattern, which works in 90 minute cycles.
Being woken by an alarm in the middle of one of the 90-minute cycles, and potentially interrupting deep sleep, is often what makes people feel groggy and unwilling to get out of bed.
Using this sleep calculator made by the team at home interiors specialist Hillarys, you can work out what time you need to go to bed to make sure you feel sprightly in the morning.
For example, if you need to wake up at 7am, simply put that into the easy-to-use website and it suggests that you go to bed at 9.46pm, 11.16pm, 12.46am or 2.16am for the best night’s sleep.
The calculator takes into account that it takes people an average of 14 minutes to drop off.