Today View

The Today view is a simple way of seeing everything at a glance. As the name suggests, it is a view for Today, historical data can be accessed via the Clock or History tabs.

The Today view consists of multiple tiles that all explain different aspects of your sleep session and trends. Each tile can be touched to see more information, learn more, monitor your progress and even add to Siri. It's like a news page for your sleep. If you close AutoSleep while in the Today view, it will then resume in the Today view.

A simple graph of your sleep session in a glanceable bar format is shown at the top of the screen. Each bar reflects a 15min block with the vertical axis showing what was the majority sleep stage at that time:

  • Awake - shown as a green bar

  • Light Sleep - shown as a taller blue bar

  • Still Sleep - shown as a shorter blue bar

  • Deep Sleep - shown as a short purple bar

Touch the Sleep Session graph to open an interactive sleep graph with a detailed sleep session breakdown. The Sleep Session page explains all the information you can view on your sleep once you drill into this view. See below how a single tap opens the additional information, displaying the interactive sleep graph.

  • An outer ring that shows total sleep time for the day versus your sleep goal, showing the hours and minutes that you slept

  • An inner ring that shows your sleep bank status. This is a weighted 7 day metric that lets you know if you are in sleep credit or sleep debt. Your sleep bank % can also be viewed on the tile, note that this may be in credit or deficit depending on your sleep bank history

  • Refer to the Time Asleep page to learn more

  • A consolidated four ring graphic that shows your sleep, quality sleep, deep sleep, heart rate dip and an easy to read sleep rating score in the middle. This gives an instant snapshot as to how you slept.

  • The sleep rating score presented is between 1 and 100 (the higher the value, the better the sleep). This is a great number to get an overall indication of how well you slept. It can be seen on the Clock tab, the Watch app summary and the History tab.

  • Refer to the Sleep Rating page to learn more

Tip - AutoSleep is used by a number of professional athletes and organisations around the world. The Sleep Rating is one of the key metrics used too easily summarise an athletes overall sleep and recovery.

Sleep SpO2

  • For users with an Apple Watch Series 6 that allows blood oxygen measurements, an SpO2 tile will appear if you have background measurements enabled.

  • SpO2 represents the percentage of the haemoglobin in your red blood cells that are carrying oxygen from the lungs to the rest of your body.

  • The white gauge needle shows your average from all the measurements of SpO2 during sleep. The blue range behind the gauge needle indicates the minimum and maximum measurements captured during the sleep session. The outer inlay represents your 7 day averages, with a black mark showing the 7 day average, and the range showing the 7 day minimum and maximum averages.

  • Studies have shown that the average SpO2 during sleep in healthy individuals is 95% to 97%. This drops lower with age to between 93-97% for those over 60. The colour parts of outer gauge (dark red, light red, orange and green) represent these ranges. An SpO2 report can also be viewed in the Clock tab under the Wellness section.

  • Refer to the SpO2 page to learn more and also to ensure you have background measurements enabled for SpO2 measurements during sleep.

Tip - Make sure you have enabled the blood oxygen settings so your Watch captures SpO2 measurements during your sleep, otherwise you won't see anything.

  • A clock that shows your latest possible bedtime to ensure that your sleep bank remains in credit.

  • It learns your most likely waking time for tomorrow and considers your current sleep efficiency and sleep bank balance.

  • Setup a schedule of wake times, with the option to schedule your smart alarm for any day of the week

  • Refer to the Tonight's Bedtime page to learn more

Tip - to ensure you get the most accurate latest bedtime, make your goals are accurately setup in the Settings tab under 'Set Goals'

  • Sleep is a source of fuel for your body, brain and immune system and wellbeing. However the quality it refills with is different.

  • Refer to the Sleep Fuel page to learn more

Tip - sleep fuel is more about the quality of your sleep, not the duration

  • AutoSleep combines your waking pulse and heart rate variability (HRV) and simplifies them to a descriptive rating (or simple star rating if you choose) and an easy to read gauge in the Watch app and the Today tab. Readiness indicates your physical and mental stress.

  • Refer to the Readiness page to learn more

Tip - As an anecdote, our intrepid AutoSleep developer has increased his bench press by 20kg by only doing heavier weight sessions when in the green zone of the gauge. It's just one example of how you can use this to improve your own performance.

  • Wrist temperature is an average of multiple readings taken whilst sleeping. They are based in skin temperature and adjusted for ambient temperature. This provides a good estimate of body temperature.

  • Wrist temperature requires an Apple Watch Series 8 or Ultra and needs to be turned on in AutoSleep Settings.

  • Refer to the Temperature page to learn more.

Tip - The value in temperature tracking is variance to baseline. Body temperature in isolation is not of great use as we all have different baselines. Monitoring changes over time gives useful insights.

  • Sleep Consistency means time to bed with the intention to sleep. It is a very important metric that helps to monitor behaviours in your bedtime routines. This tile is in plain sight on the Today tab to bring it front of mind.

  • Refer to the Sleep Consistency page to learn more

Tip: Being consistent with the times you go to bed and wake up is one of the most important factors in healthy sleep. Your body's sleep/wake cycle is controlled by an 'internal clock' within your brain and many things such as mood, temperature and alertness are synchronised to this clock.

  • Used to track the time to fall asleep, lights off help with sleep efficiency calculations.

  • This feature is designed for people that wear their Watch when sleeping. Because AutoSleep can't automatically know of your intention to decide to go to sleep you need to tell the app. What this does is send a timestamped event to the AutoSleep app. This is then used to calculate the time between this event and when the app detected that you fell asleep.

  • It is designed to be used once per day, prior to your main sleep. Using this feature also tells the app to ignore any sleep prior to this point.

  • Refer to the Lights Off page to learn more

Tip: Lights Off is also designed to work with HomeKit in AutoSleep if you have HomeKit supported devices at home like smart lights.

Sedentary (Open HeartWatch)

  • The sedentary heart rate badge from HeartWatch is now embedded into AutoSleep. Sedentary heart rate is captured in the background by your Apple Watch (Series 1 or higher) when you have been still for five minutes or longer. It is presented as a colour keyed badge which lets you see the time spent in each zone. It's a super snapshot of your daytime heart health.

  • Refer to the Latest Bedtime page to learn more or Download HeartWatch to learn more.

Morning Briefing

  • A free sample of our HeartWatch app that works perfectly with AutoSleep. Using your actual health data you can wake up and read about your key health information to start your day, even recap on yesterdays health news with story like panels and trends.

  • Refer to the Morning Briefing page to learn more or Download HeartWatch to experience the full product.

Emoji Tags & Notes

In the top right corner of the Today view, a pencil and pad icon is available to tag emojis or record notes to your day. Tap the icon to open the emojis and notes view at the bottom of the screen. Note that emojis and notes are also accessible in the Clock view for today or historical dates.

Refer to the Emojis & Notes page for more information.

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