Tonight's Bedtime

  • A clock that shows your latest 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

  • AutoSleep will learn your typical waketime for individual days to recommend a bedtime, but you can optimise Tonight's Bedtime by setting up the Minimum Sleep and Maximum Sleep sections once you tap into the tile.

  • AutoSleep works completely automatic in forecasting bedtime based on your data, however you also have the option to configure wake times by setting up a Monday to Sunday schedule, catering for lots of different scenarios

  • As part of the Waketime schedule, the smart alarm can be activated directly from your iPhone. This allows for a Monday to Sunday alarm schedule.

Tonight's Bedtime Details

Tap on the Tonight's Bedtime tile to drill into a details view. Tonight's Bedtime considers your current sleep bank balance, your sleep efficiency and your most likely wake time for the next morning and lets you know the latest time you should be in bed.

The clock shows an orange shade of the time that you should be in bed, its a nice visual too easily see the remaining time before bed at any part of the day or night. The exact bedtime and calculated waketime based on your habits for the following day can be seen under the clock, also showing a countdown of the time remaining.

For example, below I can see my latest bedtime is 11:19pm. In order for AutoSleep to derive this bedtime, it uses advanced calculations looking at my current sleep bank with individual days and patterns. It's quite amazing.

Tonight's Bedtime works to ensure you stay in sleep bank credit or work your way towards a credit. Refer to the Wellness page to see more information about Sleep Bank.

However to optimise Tonight's Bedtime even more, you can setup minimum and maximum sleep hours, along with a weekly waketime schedule. Tap on the Tonight's Bedtime from the Today tab to optimise wake times and setup schedules.

Minimum Sleep

Optimise the tonight's bedtime algorithm by setting the minimum amount of sleep duration that you feel you need to be refreshed. This value is then used in bedtime calculations to better recommend times when you are in sleep credit. Remember this is the minimum amount and is very individual. By default the minimum sleep will be your sleep goal duration minus 1 hour, you can use the "-" and "+" symbols to alter this in 15 minute increments.

Maximum Sleep

Similar to the above minimum sleep time, optimise the tonight's bedtime algorithm by setting the maximum amount of sleep duration that you could have if you were sleep deprived. This value is then used in bedtime calculations to better recommend times when you are in sleep dept. Remember this is the maximum amount and is very individual. By default the maximum sleep will be your sleep goal duration plus 2 hours, you can use the "-" and "+" symbols to alter this in 15 minute increments.

Waketime Schedules

By default AutoSleep will automatically learn your day to day wake times. However we understand that everyone has different scenarios, so we built a Waketime schedule that allows you to fix any day of the week with a static time. For example, starting next week on a Monday and Wednesday I need to wake earlier at 5:15am to go to the gym, so I set these as fixed wake times as my typical wake time on those mornings is 6:05am. Doing this will mean that the AutoSleep Bedtime calculation will know I need to rise earlier and provide a more accurate bedtime recommendation. The other days I leave as automatic and let AutoSleep learn the wake time. For most users the automatic option is fine and AutoSleep learns your wake time based on your data, but the better you can configure your wake times to your lifestyle, the better your recommended optimal bed time will be.

Configure Waketimes

Tap on 'Configure wake times' to open the Waketime Schedule which shows a section for each day of the week, Monday through to Sunday. For each day you have 2 options:

  1. Automatic - this is the default option and means AutoSleep is automatically learning your wake times for that day based on the sleep data it is collecting.

  2. Fixed - this lets you input a static time where you are telling AutoSleep that this is the time you plan on waking up, meaning that AutoSleep will ignore your learned time and instead use this fixed time in its bedtime recommendations.

You can tailor each day to be Automatic or Fixed and it will start on the next day. In the image below I have Monday fixed to 5:55am, Tuesday I leave as automatic, Wednesday I have fixed to 6:05am and so on. The schedule will continue to cycle and carry over into the following week.

Alarm Scheduling

Any scheduled day with a fixed time you also have the ability to activate the Smart Alarm by tapping the 'Use smart alarm' switch. All the additional alarm options are setup in the Watch, refer to the Smart Alarm page for more information on using Scheduled Alarms with the AutoSleep Watch app.

Once you are happy with your Schedule, select the Back button to save and a confirmation message will appear (see example below). Open your AutoSleep Watch app and scroll to the bottom.

Note: any scheduled days with a smart alarm enabled will show the abbreviated letter for the Day, for example, "M-W-F--" means I have the smart alarm enabled on my fixed times for Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Remember to refer to the Smart Alarm page to learn more about using Scheduled Alarms from your Watch.

Bedtime Reminders

Bedtime reminders are calculated from your latest bedtime. This is the latest possible bedtime to ensure that your sleep bank remains in credit. AutoSleep learns your most likely waking time for tomorrow based on your history and considers your current sleep efficiency and sleep bank balance to calculate a latest bedtime.

Reminders before your latest bedtime can be set to notify you at 10 mins, 30 mins, 60 mins, 90 mins or 120 mins beforehand, just tap the appropriate value. You can also select multiple reminders, for example, if you would like a notification at 60 minutes and 10 minutes before bedtime. When a notification appears, you can swipe down to show the clock and a snooze button.

Bedtime Reminders can also be found in Configure in Settings.

Latest Bedtime has been designed to work perfectly with Siri. Refer to the Siri page for more information.

The Apple shortcuts app is an amazingly powerful way to build your own shortcuts. AutoSleep is supported by dictionaries of all the key sleep data. Refer to the Shortcuts page for more information.

Latest Bedtime has been built into a widget that you can setup on your iPhone. Refer to the Widgets page for more information.

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