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10/24/15 6:40 P

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Just a quick note - if you are consistently getting a report of less than 4 hrs sleep and a lot of fidgeting you might want to see if you have sleep apnea. There are checklists that your doctor can have you do to see if you fall within a certain range. Also if your family says that you snore I really recommend talking to your doctor about sleep apnea.

I realize that this may not be the issue that you may be suffering from, but it is something to get checked for.

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10/23/15 1:47 P

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The accuracy of the Fitbit sleep data is probably better at trending data rather than reporting (just an observation comment).

I feel sleep deprived outside of 7-8 hours and it is more pronounced from six to five, etc.

However, I know people who function fine on 2-3 hours of sleep.

If my Fibit reported only 2 hours of sleep AND I felt tired as a result, I would talk to my doctor. Physicians can be quick to prescribe (Ambien) and that's why OTC might be something to try.

P.S. There are some helpful articles on Spark about improving your sleep (no screen time an hour before bed, don't read or watch TV in the bedroom, etc.)



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10/23/15 12:49 P

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My fit bit says 7-7 hours and restless which is about right but need to fix the constant turning and fidgeting through night ; menopause coming on too!

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10/23/15 12:36 P

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Just over 2 with an average of about 8 hours in bed.

Suck it up so that one day you won't have to suck it in.


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10/23/15 12:35 P

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Interesting. What are your average hours asleep? I'm guessing a low number which could be a contributor to being tired.

Have you tried over the counter remedies like Melatonin?



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10/23/15 12:25 P

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I've done both with relatively equal results. My highest efficiency was actually recorded on sensetive.

Suck it up so that one day you won't have to suck it in.


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10/23/15 11:43 A

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Is your setting normal or sensitive? If its the latter, try changing it to normal and evaluate it with the new data.

If it is already normal, I would ping Fitbit's customer service. They would never say "don't seek medical advice". But they have aggregated data and could tell you what the average user's range is.



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10/23/15 11:02 A

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I got a fitbit Charge HR 2 weeks ago, and since then my average sleep efficiency is 35% with my highest being 41% and my lowest 14%. I've always known that I'm tired all the time, but I was suprised by how bad it was. I have tried several night time rituals to improve it (tea drinking, ect) but am now improving. Is thi something that I should be seeking medical assistance for? What do yall think?

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3/5/13 7:43 A

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Lorri,
That is the first I have heard of too high of a sleep score.

Do you have a source for that?

What adverse events are you referring to?



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3/5/13 5:42 A

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I wake up between 6 and 15 times a night according to my fb. I sleep an average of 6.5 hours and my sleep efficiency is always in the 90's. I'm up at least 2 times a night to go to the bathroom, and my hubby is up a lot dealing with pain from his hip surgery. So I was pleased my efficiency score was so good. I think my sleep time should be longer, but I've never slept more than 7 hours as long as I can remember.

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3/5/13 1:07 A

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From what I have read, 85% or above is normal, however over 95% could also indicate other adverse problems. Still another says, no matter what the numbers calculate, if you wake up refreshed, you have had good sleep efficiency and at that note, I am going to sleep now. Good night!

Lorri

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8/5/12 9:04 P

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Mine has been in the 50% - I always knew I slept crappy, so this just helps confirm it

I have had sleep studies done, and I don't have sleep apnea, I am just a light sleeper.





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7/24/12 8:06 P

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Ruby, the rolling around and not falling back asleep IS what is affecting the efficiency. That's why I'm not alarmed by 10 "wakeful" moments a night b/c they are each about 1 minute, I fall right back to sleep. That's why I can wake 10 times and still be 97% efficient.

I feel for you! That's not fun :-(

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7/24/12 4:57 P

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I wake up between 10-30 times in the middle of the night, but my lowest sleep score ever was like 87%.

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7/23/12 11:41 P

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I really appreciate everyone taking the time to answer!

According to my chart I may wake from 9 -13 times a night which I'm not sure how bad that is. It's the rolling around - getting back to sleep that's the problem I think. I take medication every night to help me get to sleep as I sometimes have trouble shutting down. I even went off the medication to see if that helped but it didn't. It's pain issues mostly but I can't seem to get anything strong enough to last me through the night. It's one of the pitfalls of fibromyalgia. Getting a pain med that actually does the job is so hard to get as doctors are so hesitant to prescribe anything addictive. I also have chronic bursitis in my hips and osteoarthritis.

I did try a cpap machine but it kept waking me up as I'm a mouth breather. Even with the chin strap, which incidently I tore off in the middle of the night. Aside from wiring my mouth shut, the machine just didn't work for me, drat it all.

I have my fitbit set on sensitive but even at the normal setting I still only get a 45-55% score. I set in on sensitive so I could see how long the breaks were in my sleeping pattern more clearly. Sigh... no wonder I'm all foggy- headed lol.

Again, thanks bunches for the feedback. I really appreciate it. It really helps to see others' experiences to help judge what may be going on with my body. I gotta say though, I'm a bit jealous of your scores! *smiles*

Wishing everyone a really great week!!
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7/23/12 3:08 P

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I've only had mine a little over a week and so far my sleep ranges from 92% to 97%, after the 92% and being "awake" 19 times I started locking the cats outside at night and that's helped, plus my 2.5yr old has finally decided to stay in her own bed all night, now if I could get her to have her day nap earlier and her bedtime earlier we'd all be well rested rather than me getting to bed at 10:30pm and up at 5:30am to workout!

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7/23/12 3:03 P

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it is a 24 hour free trial.

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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7/23/12 2:42 P

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mine ranges from 94-97%

There is premium reporting tool available for a free test run. I have not tried it, but it includes benchmarking. Apparently sleep is a trial report separate from food, etc. Might be worth a shot.



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7/23/12 2:26 P

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Lisa, there is always a spike in my wakefulness around 3-4:00am, that's when my 4 yr never fails to need to use the bathroom and tell me all about it and ask me to turn the light off after he's tucked himself back in.... LOL!

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7/23/12 2:23 P

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I have 3 young children, so one of them frequently wakes me up during the night, but I have no other health issues to interfere with my sleep. My sleep efficiency, per my Fit Bit, ranges between 95% and 98%.
I haven't seen any info on Fit Bit's site about what "normal" sleep efficiency should be.
Good luck with your sleep!

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7/23/12 2:19 P

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How many times are you waking during the night.

Mine is between 50 and 87 percent efficiency depending on how many times I am waking up and also how deep my sleep is.

I like to take a hot bath before bed to make my sleep better. If you have having issues getting to and staying asleep try something like l tryophan (the stuff that is in turkey which makes you fall asleep after eating it)

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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7/23/12 2:15 P

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i know there was a HUGE difference in my sleep efficiency score when I changed the setting on my fitbit to "sensitive". I changed it back to normal.

My sleep efficiency ranges between 94% and 97%, i always knew I was a sound sleeper. I wish I had some words of advice. My DH has severe sleep apnea, I told him that FOR YEARS before he finally went and had a sleep study (after i videoed him looking like a dying fish flopping on the deck, it scared him. DUH, I've been poking him in the middle of the night for years to get him to breathe...). They only let him sleep for an hour before hooking him up to a c-pap. After he got the cold hard facts he never sleeps without it. So... since he got his c-pap, MY sleep quality has gone through the roof since i don't lay there waiting for his next breath.

~Melanie (but you can call me Mel!) from Morehead, KY

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No matter HOW I finished, I am a TRIATHLETE! And PROUD of it! DLF~DNF~DNS!!

First Half Marathon: The Flying Pig, May 1st, 2011: Finished in 2:27:58!

9/17/2011 US Air Force Half: 2:19:24!


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7/23/12 2:07 P

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I had a sleep study done some years back and I do have mild sleep apnea. What wakes me most are my pain issues. My Sleep Efficiency Score (SES) is 45-50% most nights which explains my energy through the day, or lack of it.

I was just wondering if others are experiencing this as well. I also can't help wondering what my scores should be if I were healthy. I would really appreciate some feedback on this.

Thank you!!

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Medication reduced to 1 - 500mg tablet of metformin daily.

Love my grand baby!

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