Adjust Sleep/Wake Detection

The default sleep/wake detection setting works well for most people. Due to variables in Apple Watches, Versions of Apple WatchOS and differences from person to person you may need to adjust this. If the default sleep/wake detection is showing too little or too much sleep, or perhaps missing some waking moments, then AutoSleep has a simple new way to get things more accurate for you.

NOTE: Sometimes it is a good idea to do this in the evening. This way it will consider your entire day and ensure that no false detection occurs when you are sitting in a chair or not active.

To adjust your sleep, go into the Clock tab and touch the Adjust button just below the clock, see below.

AutoSleep will now do hundreds of calculations and present you a set of tiles from which to choose. You simply choose the first one that you feel best represents your sleep. This then teaches AutoSleep about your sleep style.

Once you select one of the options, AutoSleep will present the details of your sleep. You can fine tune even further by scrolling to the bottom of this section. Here you will find two buttons called 'Less' and 'More'. Once you scroll down, the buttons will lock into place and let you scroll up and down so that you can see the impact of your changes.

If you are seeing too much sleep and not enough wake time, then press the Less button.

If you are seeing too little sleep and too much wake time then press the More button.

When you do this, AutoSleep will test up to a hundred adjustments and present you with the next most likely option. When happy, press Save and AutoSleep will now learn from this when looking for sleep.

NOTE: If you apply the change to the current day, then this will become your new setting going forward. If you apply the change to a previous day, then only this day will be affected.

Day/Edit Information

Some extra information on the Day/Edit function is included on this page to assist users. Always try use the Adjust first to calibrate your sleep (as shown above), as using the Day/Edit function will manually reverse the sleep/wake decision. It is used as a last resort only.

Sleep/Wake Detection - Other Considerations

Below the tiles on the calibration screen, you will see a number of other factors that can affect sleep detection accuracy.

Sleep Reporting Schedule - this governs how your sleep is reported. By default any sleep between 9PM and 8:59PM is reported as the same sleep day. You can change this by selecting the 'Change' option.

Lights Off - Lights off is used to track your time to fall asleep for your primary sleep of the day (this does not apply to naps which are automatic). When you enable lights off, AutoSleep will ignore any sleep before this time.

Use iPhone - there is an advanced option that allows you to disable sleep detection in any period where your iPhone sensed the slightest amount of motion. It is very sensitive, so even bumping your night stand will mark this as a period of being awake. If you are finding large periods marked as awake, but you know you were asleep, this setting may be the culprit. You can turn it off by selecting the 'Disable' option.

Note - if you are seeing a system error or having other issues, refer to the FAQ page for lots of commonly asked questions and answers.

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