Sleeping Cat
Photo by Alexander Possingham on Unsplash

What if we could gamify how we sleep?

Have you ever stayed up late to watch a sports game? Pulled an all-nighter to study for a test? Woken up at 4 AM to catch a flight? Slept late after a crazy party? If your answer to any of these questions was yes, chances are that you have lost out on a full night’s sleep in the process.

Think of sleep as a currency (let’s call it Sleep Credit). You earn Sleep Credit for every hour you are in bed and you spend some of it every hour that you are awake.

Stack of coins
Stack of coins
Sleep is as valuable as money| Photo by Darío Martínez-Batlle on Unsplash
Man sticking post its
Man sticking post its
Planning your sleep according to the Sleep Credit system is more efficient| Photo by airfocus on Unsplash

How can you use the sleep credit system to plan your sleep better?

1. You have to stay up late at night till 2 AM

2. You have to wake up early in the morning (at 4 AM) but still want your 8 hours of sleep

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Aviation Geek | Grad student — writing to take a break from writing | Making Human Factors accessible one article at a time

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