__Total Time Spent Asleep__

Mean: 387 minutes

Median: 450 minutes

Mode: 471 minutes

Range: 506 minutes

Minimum: 18 minutes

Maximum: 524 minutes

Sum: 8,125 minutes

__Time Elapsed Before Falling Asleep__

Mean: 18 minutes

Median: 18 minutes

Mode: 13 minutes

Range: 38 minutes

Minimum: 1 minutes

Maximum: 39 minutes

Sum: 377 minutes

__Time Spent Awake__

Mean: 10 minutes

Standard Error: 3

Median: 6 minutes

Mode: 0 minutes

Range: 57 minutes

Minimum: 0 minutes

Maximum: 57 minutes

Sum: 217 minutes

__Time Spent in REM Sleep__

Mean: 108 minutes

Median: 125 minutes

Mode: 134 minutes

Range: 154 minutes

Minimum: 5 minutes

Maximum: 159 minutes

Sum: 2,274 minutes

__Time Spent in Light Sleep__

Mean: 245 minutes

Median: 290 minutes

Mode: 290 minutes

Range: 320 minutes

Minimum: 13 minutes

Maximum: 333 minutes

Sum: 5,153 minutes

__Time Spent in Deep Sleep__

Mean: 34 minutes

Median: 28 minutes

Mode: 24 minutes

Range: 104 minutes

Minimum: 0 minutes

Maximum: 104 minutes

Sum: 708 minutes

__Number of Awakenings__

Mean: 3 times

Median: 3 times

Mode: 5 times

Range: 9 times

Minimum: 0 times

Maximum: 9 times

Sum: 71 times

After only a few days, I realized that I was getting much less sleep than I thought (less than 6:30 per "night") and decided to make some adjustments. I set my alarm for an hour later and purchased one of those cheap "sleep masks" from Walmart. I don't anticipate making any other large changes before starting any of my sleep experiments, so this set of data will act as something of a

*baseline*with which to compare later data to. My first experimental intervention (having to do with sleep) will be melatonin. I plan on taking it on-and-off for at least 6 months (possibly up to a year, if that is what will be required to reach statistical significance) in order to measure its effects and will perform a cost-benefit analysis on melatonin supplementation shortly after completing the trial.

*Thanks mom and dad for the birthday present!

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