What Is Sleep Quality Assessment?
Thrive or survive? Sleep quality makes the difference. To be successful, you don’t just need to know how long you slept, you need to know whether you’re ready to take on the world. This means knowing your body has the resources and energy it needs to power through the day.
Firstbeat Analytics’ Sleep Quality Assessment combines data about how long you slept with how well you slept to reveal your sleep score (0-100). You will gain deep awareness of how your own body responds during the night and the ability to identify and manage factors that reduce the restorative power of your sleep. Knowing your batteries are charged lets you take on challenges with confidence, ready to bounce back stronger than before.
- Learn how well you slept, not just how long
- Examine sleep from the perspective of recovery
- Identify lifestyle factors that reduce sleep quality
- Know when you are ready for a challenge
How Does It Work?
The Firstbeat Analytics engine identifies meaningful patterns in your heartbeat data and scientifically interprets them in light of what physiologists know about the inner workings of the human body.
Insight into the restorative quality of your sleep is coded into how your heart beats from one moment to the next. This is because your heartbeat function responds quickly to the constant back-and-forth activity occurring within your autonomic nervous system (ANS).
Restorative sleep is marked by the relaxation of the sympathetic (fight-or-flight) branch of your ANS and an increase in activity within the parasympathetic (rest-and-digest) portion. Understanding this phenomenon and how it is reflected in your heartbeat makes it possible to analytically detect the presence and magnitude of recovery as it occurs in the body. As a result, everyone can learn to improve the power of their own sleep.