Waking Age is a calculation of the amount of time in years that you have been alive based on how much you sleep in relation to an average person's sleep or the regularly recommended amount of sleep. It is based on the concept that if you sleep less, you can do more, so it is like being alive longer because you accomplish more in the years that you are alive. Adversely the same is true, if you sleep longer than most, you get less done, therefore it is similar to being alive for a shorter period of time. Waking Age lets you know how long an average person would have to be alive to get as much as you get done as you will accomplish. Sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Consult a Health Professional before making any drastic changes to sleep patterns.