Research results that thinking that ``I slept well'' has a greater impact on happiness than the actual quality of sleep

Confidence in one's health habits is known to be as important as healthy efforts at times, and in the past research has shown that being able to 'exercise' is as important as exercise itself. Results are

reported . A new study comparing how well you slept with sleep-tracking data found that your subjective perception of sleep quality has a greater impact on your happiness than how you actually sleep.

The influence of sleep on subjective well-being: An experience sampling study.

Trust Your Feelings: Perception of Sleep Quality Outweighs Tracker Data, New Study Reveals

A research team led by Anita Rennis of the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick in England conducted an experiment in which 100 participants aged 18 to 22 were asked to keep a sleep diary for two weeks. A sleep diary recorded the previous night's bedtime, time to prepare for bed, time to fall asleep, time to wake up, and satisfaction with sleep.

In addition, participants were asked to evaluate positive and negative emotions during the day, satisfaction with life, etc. five times a day, and the research team provided participants with a device with a built-in sensor that tracks sleep. We collected information on sleep patterns by wearing

an actigraph .

Then, when the research team analyzed the actigraph data and the participants' perception of sleep and compared it with the mood of the next day, ``how you evaluate your sleep'' is the next day's happiness and life satisfaction. It turns out that the In contrast, the quality of sleep measured by the actigraph had no effect on happiness the next day.

Regarding the results, Renis said, ``For example, when participants reported that they slept better the night before, they experienced more positive emotions that day and were more satisfied with life. On the other hand, the data on sleep efficiency collected by the actigraph had nothing to do with next-day well-being, suggesting that there was a significant difference between sleep efficiency measured by the actigraph and self-perception of sleep quality. , suggesting differences in their impact on happiness ratings.'

'Our findings suggest that self-reported health status, rather than actual health status, is a greater factor in subjective well-being, particularly life satisfaction,' said study co-author Anu Learo. This is consistent with our previous findings that there is.'

Even without an actigraph, you can easily collect your sleep data using a smartphone or smartwatch. This study showed that the perception of good sleep had a greater impact on happiness than the actual quality of sleep recorded by a sleep tracker, but that doesn't mean using a sleep tracker. Experts say that's not the case.

'Even if your sleep tracker says you didn't sleep well last night, you'll feel better if you think you slept well,' says Renis. If your tracker tells you that you slept well, it might help you reassess how much you slept.Sleep trackers can give you information you don't know while you're asleep, so you can get a sense of your subjective perception of how you slept last night. , which may help improve your well-being the next day.'

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