I'm a new Zeo user (just bought the mobile last week), but I've recognized being a poor sleeper for years. I typically get between 5-6.5 hours when I work 5-6 days a week. I'm in bed 1-2am-ish & asleep usually within 20 minutes & awaken shortly after 7am. I use an 11-minute snooze, two to three times. My days off, 1 or 2 per week depending, I often stay up late (I'm not tired) & chat with a friend on the computer until about 2am & wind down by about 2:30-3-ish. I haven't much to do when I get up on a day off so I'm often in bed until 2-3pm.
I don't have a partner & I still live with my folks.
I am greatly bothered by any "man-made noise." Essentially, this is any noise that could be stopped. I get no traffic noise at home (when I'm away, it becomes troublesome). However, the sound of someone walking on the floor above me (I have the "basement room") will drive me to near insanity if I don't have music playing to drown it out. I can't ask them to stop. Ear plugs don't fit in my ears, neither do ear buds. I have big bulky "ear muffs" like that workers use while running a jackhammer. This is fine for a short period of time, until either my back starts to ache or the side of my head aches from pressing down on the muffs. I also fear that I won't hear my alarm & will be late for work. Fortunately, my alarm clock has a fade-in feature & I'm two floors away from my folks so they aren't bother by the loud volume I have it set to. Thus, I go to sleep after 1am when all noise has ended.
Frankly, I'm a combination of a lot of annoying problems. It's so bad that over the last few years when my folks & I have gone on vacation, I've started getting my own room because I absolutely cannot sleep if I hear someone snoring.
Essentially, I want to make the best of my approximate 6 hours of sleep. From my first few days of using Zeo, I see in my first 2-3 hours, I'm more inclined to have more deep sleep & some REM sleep. My long night of Saturday 2:30am night into Sunday noon showed me more REM between 7am & noon, while the deep sleep was contained to the first few hours.
I suppose what I'm looking for is suggestions to make the most out of what sleep I am getting. (I got a body pillow for Christmas that seem to be helping a bit, at least with my restlessness.) Or if anyone has ideas for sound blockers that won't make me worry I'll miss my alarm in the morning.
Thanks all for staying throughout my ramble. :)