I just got my ZEO(finally). I had a poor nights sleep; BUT had 4 hrs 21 mins total / 57 mins to fall asleep / 23% REM(1 hr 2 mins) / 18% Deep(49 mins) / 55% light sleep(1 hr 30 mins) - as I knew I had a crap nights sleep - when I saw I had 1 hr 2 mins of REM; I was surprised - I almost expected a minus; and then I hadn't expected any deep sleep at all.
I also have FitBit; and it measures the micro wakes or the times one is awakened - and I have been averaging 20+; and several times hav had mre then 40 - BUT it only allows me to know I have not had a complete nghts asleep - unbroken.
I do know I am a caffeine addict. In fact - I weaned myself off - that when I told my gp; she was pleased; BUT told me a new study showed that a consumption of at least two coffees / teas per day - was seen to ward of strokes. That people who did drink a minimum of such - had fewer instances of it. I know - that I am dependent on it; and that if I don't have a minimum amount - then I get migraines.
So, will again wean myself down to two cappuccinos with caffeine. BUT there are times I feel a nice warm / hot cuppa makes me feel relaxed - and I have decaf; and will use that. I will allow myself to partake after 3PM until midnight Sunday. Then; will weed it down to two with caffeine a day; and by the end of week two from this coming - will have it down to ONLY 2.
BUT; if you are addicted to caffeine - will not having what you system is used to - harm your sleep?
On Zeo; they have a night mask for light - has any one used this? Is it better then any other. When the seasons which are lighter and brighter earlier and later - I always have a eye mask - in fact in all suitcases I have one. BUT if those using this mask find it much better - how / in which way??
I travel frequesntly. If it is a short stay away - I try all night to get to sleep; and the next day am a zombie. BUT if it is a long stay away; and in the same place - by the 3rd or 4th night - I am used to the sounds and light - and can get to sleep - BUT even so - like home - I know I am awake often; and I know I want a better quality sleep - and less wake ups in the night.
Cheers - B