Is my deep sleep percentage sufficient?
August 4, 2010 2:19 PM Subscribe
How should I interpret the fact that I get 10% deep sleep a night?
posted by namesarehard to health & fitness (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've used ZEO for the last week, and found out I have about 25-30% REM a night, but only 9-15% deep sleep over the last week (average 11%). Should I be concerned about this? Is there a good way to increase deep sleep percentages? I don't feel terribly tired throughout the day, but I'm now wondering if I could be feeling much more rested and just don't know it's possible. Not a caffeine drinker. I drink alcohol several times a week, and often take benadryl to sleep (I'm not a gifted sleeper). If you have any expertise in sleep neuroscience, by all means, I'd love to hear it :)