Select Your Age
Time To Fall Asleep
- If you wake up at one of these times, you shouldn't wake up in the middle of a sleep cycle. Because sleep cycles and recommended sleep times vary by age, we took that into account when approximating the best times for you.
- The average person takes 15 minutes to fall asleep. We included that time when calculating your result.
How to Use Sleep Calculator From Terry Cralle
Now that we’ve determined all properties of quality sleep, let’s talk about the intuitive sleep calculator on our website. We made sure to include all of the necessary sleep-determining factors such as age, wake up time, and sleep time. Additionally, we included the sleep interval (cycle) which you can change from the average 90 minutes.
So how to use it?
Step 1: Select your age. There is a slider where you can choose an age from 1 year old to 70+ years old. Above, we said that age affects the amount of sleep so pick accurately. You can also choose the right sleeping amount for your toddler if they struggle with their sleep cycle.
Step 2: Select the time it takes you to fall asleep. On average, it takes an adult person to fall asleep within 15 minutes from laying down. For many people this time is different, so you can pick accordingly for you.
Step 3: Pick what you’re looking for. You can choose whether you want to calculate the time it takes you to wake up, or the time it takes you to fall asleep. If you pick at what time you go to sleep, the calculator will let you select the appropriate time to sleep and vice versa.
Lastly, there is an option to select the right sleep cycle. The default option to pick from is 90 minutes to complete a sleep interval, though this may differ from person to person. If you already use personalized sleep trackers, you can use the data from them to personalize your sleep intervals.
And voila, you can now calculate the right sleep amount. The results will give you four suggestions on when and how to optimize your sleep cycle and make it your routine. Sleeping after midnight isn’t always the best idea so the best thing you can do is aim for the sleep before midnight.