What is your Sleep Efficiency Score and How do you Calculate it?

Efficiency is a big buzz word in the world of work, but how efficient are you at sleeping? Your sleep efficiency score is a measure of how well you’ve slept. It is the amount of time you spend in bed actually asleep, as opposed to trying to fall asleep or lying in bed awake. The magic number is not how many hours you spend in bed, but how many hours you spend in bed asleep.

So how do you calculate your score? Don't worry, it's not as complex as this...


The easiest way to do this is probably to use a sleep tracker as they take the stress out of recording your sleep patterns. Sleep trackers track your heart rate so they are more accurate than devices that just record your movements overnight.

If you don’t have a sleep tracker, then you’ll need to estimate roughly how long you were awake during the night, including the time it took you to fall asleep, and minus that from the amount of time you spent in bed.

For example, if you went to bed at 10 pm and got up at 6 am, you were in bed for 8 hours. But if it took you two hours to fall asleep, and you estimated that you were awake for aro