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Sleep Details

One of the most overlooked aspects of an individual’s health is their sleep quality. Poor sleep can inhibit weight loss, raise stress levels and  cause poor mental and physical performance.

The Sleep Details page gives you all of the information you need to make changes that can positively impact your sleep quality, and thus, your overall health.

For additional information, please visit our Sleep FAQs page.

1. Date Selector

The Sleep Details  page shows the data for a calendar day, so you can use the arrows in the Date Selection bar to select the date you would like to view. You can also hit the small calendar icon to select a specific date.

If you are not viewing the current date, an icon marked ‘today’ will be present on the right side of the Date Selection Bar. You can always hit the ‘today’ icon to move back to the current day.

The time of your most recent sync is listed on the right side of the Date Selection Bar.

2. Sleep Event

Here you will see the time you fell asleep listed, as well as the duration of your sleep event.

Sometimes a sleep event is broken into multiple sessions. When this happens, you can use the arrows that appear in the upper right hand corner of the sleep event bar to scroll through your sleep events and view them separately.

We realize that people do not view their night’s sleep in terms of ‘sessions’, so we created the option to view sleep sessions within 1 hour of each other all on one hypnogram. To activate this view, click on the checkbox next to ‘View Sleep Nearby.’

3. Sleep Trending

The Sleep Trending feature shows you how your Sleep Duration, Sleep Score, Toss & Turn Rates and Interruption Counts are trending over time. The up and down arrows next to your sleep metrics represent an increase or decrease of your daily metric against your overall average.

If you click on the arrow next to a sleep metric (such as sleep duration, Sleep Score, Toss & Turn or Interruptions), you will see the current night’s value for that metric, your average for that metric and how this particular night's sleep compares to your average (ie. whether you are trending upwards or downwards from your average).

4. Sleep Score

Your sleep score calculation is based on all of your sleep events for a given day. It takes into consideration sleep event duration, the toss & turns counted and the amount of interruptions you experienced. As each person is different, your score is relative only to your previous sleep history. The score can be used to realize general trends in your sleep quality.

5. Toss & Turn

The amount of times you tossed and turned during your sleep event. Don’t be alarmed if the number is higher than you would expect. Some individuals move a lot in sleep, while others are much more stationary. Use this number to judge over time whether or not your sleep is more restless than what is normal for you.

6. Interruptions

An interruption, is, as you would expect, an interruption to your sleep. Basis considers an interruption to be a break in a sleep event that is longer than one minute, but less than fifteen minutes. Normal reasons for an interruption might be a trip to the restroom, or getting up to check on a child.

Breaks in sleep that are shorter than one minute will not be visible in your sleep data. Breaks in sleep that are longer than fifteen minutes will effectively end your sleep session and you will be counted as awake. If you return to sleep afterwards, a new sleep session will be started.

7. Hypnogram

Your hypnogram is a chart that visually shows your sleep stages over the course of a sleep event. For more information on hypnograms, you can visit this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnogram

8. Sleep Stage Data

In this area you will see the amount of time you spent in each stage of sleep. Click on a stage for more information about what takes place during that sleep phase.



Further notes on viewing sleep in the Web Application:

Please be aware that you must wear your band for a full 30 minutes after waking up before you sync in order for your sleep data to be viewable. This allows your Basis band to determine that you are not experiencing a sleep interruption, but are instead, up for the day.

If you do not wait 30 minutes before syncing, you will encounter the following screen:



Alternatively, if you did not wear your Basis band to sleep, you will see this screen:



Lastly, Advanced Sleep Analysis was released on January 21, 2014. Dates prior to this may not show any sleep data, as it had not yet been integrated into our software.

If you view a date that predates our Advanced Sleep Analysis release, you will see the following screen:



For more information on the release of Advanced Sleep Analysis, please visit our blog posts: 

Advanced Sleep Analysis is Here! and Advanced Sleep Analysis - A Product View

 

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