How much sleep did you get last night? What about the night before? Keeping track of your sleep schedule may not be a top priority, but getting enough sleep is critical to your health in many ways.
You may not realize it, but the amount of sleep you get can affect everything from your weight and metabolism to your brain function and mood.
For many people, wake-up time is a constant. What time you go to sleep, however, tends to vary depending on your social life, work schedule, family obligations, the newest show streaming on Netflix, or simply when you start to feel tired.
But if you know what time you have to get up, and you know you need a specific amount of sleep to function at your best, you just need to figure out what time to go to bed.
In this article, we’ll help you understand how to calculate the best time to go to bed based on your wake-up time and natural sleep cycles. We’ll also take a closer look at how your sleep cycles work and how sleep can affect your health.