Measuring sleep is complex.
Most people religiously using sleep app likely have sleep problems.
No app equal to formal sleep study.
This APP very comprehensive, tracking and categorizing many sleep components using well organized color scheme.
Sometimes takes a effort to track down prior nights sleep info. Little busy for regular size iPhone 7 screen.
What is under the hood?
How does APP measured stages correlate with formal sleep study using EEG, movement, respiratory & cardiac monitoring?
APPs (as far as I know) not capable of tracking EEG (brain waves), breathing or individual (eye) movement.
What physiologic parameters (movements, heart rate changes:variability) used to determine sleep stage.
For example- REM ( dream) sleep and deep sleep (stage 3/4) result in lack of muscle movement. However, heart rate responses are different- frequently increasing with REM while decreasing with deep. Does this app lump both together or can it somehow differentiate deep sleep (3/4) from REM sleep?
Soon to be released next generation iwatch reports capability measuring oxygen saturation. This important variable to integrate in next gen sleep app to detect potential sleep apnea.
One last comment- heart rate variability (small beat to beat variations in heart rate) increasingly used to determine physiologic readiness/rested state. Current watches capable of accurately measuring.
However, cardiac/blood pressure meds (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers and certain antiarrhythic medications) either slow heart rate, decrease beat to beat variability or both. For example, lower heart rate generally considered good while decreased BTB variability not good.
Whether these changes have real live effects not clear.
Simple to read and understand. It was instrumental in putting my cancer is in remission. I was able to analyze my sleep patterns and see when I had to do to get a better nights sleep. I found out in my case naps were important and it was important to go to bed physically tired. It help me to decide what kind of sleep aid to use. Some sleeping aids made me drowsy but interfered with my deep sleep or left me with a hangover. Magnesium worked for me along with a low-dose a muscle relaxer.. like other apps it it gives goals to achieve and satisfaction when you reach the goal. Getting a good nights sleep becomes a bit of a game get this app and you’ll be a winner
Keep trying to use the Nsart Alarn where I set a 20 minute window for the app to wake me up through my watch. After I make my selections for how to be woken up and hit lo “set alarm” it goes back to the main menu and never turns on the alarm. It does this sporadically, so I can’t tell what I is that prevents the alarm from getting set on my watch. This is frustrating since Inwas hoping to be able to rely on this app to wake up feeling better in the morning and more motivated to exercise when Infirstvget up. Definitely not worth the purchase.
Sadly I report this started off great I thought I had found a Gem. BUT 3-4 days into using this I find this to be extremely inaccurate . Emailed 2 or three times no response.
Woke feeling rested spot told me I slept for 15 minutes. The alarm does NOT work! Another date the app stated I went to bed at 9 pm and woke at 8 pm. Lay night went to bed 9:40 or so fell asleep quickly upon waking today (no the alarm did not work) it stated I went to sleep at 1 am
Support has NOT replied at all.
This app is amazing and can help you change your sleep hygiene practice into a healthy sleep hygiene habit. This app has taught me so much about what a healthy sleep hygiene to improve your health. With information that can make you aware of how you’re sleeping “wrong” and awareness of your HRV, this app has it all. Additionally, it’s way better to spend $3.99 for this app one time than the other apps (which are great enough in their own right) that cost you an annual membership of $30.
I’m a lifelong insomniac and, although I still struggle sometimes, AutoSleep has helped me achieve better sleep and a healthier, happier life. It’s been the most reliable and intuitive app, and the level of down-to-the-minute detail is crucial to help corroborate my experience with the data. There are functions and graphs I just don’t understand, even though I’ve even researched them, and that frustrates me, but the basic stuff I rely on is the bomb. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Great app for tracking sleep. I usually edit the sleep a bit afterwards for the most accurate reading but overall it gets it right. My only complaint is that sometimes if I don’t wear my watch it gives me an “error” message which doesn’t let me manually input my sleep for that specific night, but other nights i don’t wear my watch i can go back and input the hours (which is easy to do since it tracks your phone movement and you can edit it based on that).
This app does what I had hoped the other commonly higher rated app, Pillow, would do. I used Pillow for over a year before finally getting fed up with it and searching for a better sleep app. So many sync issues and other problems with that other app. AutoSleep takes into account naps and many other factors to generate a very good analysis of your readiness, sleep debt and mitigating measures to get back on track. This is the best sleep app so far!
Was using the app with iOS14 and Apple Watch 3 with no problem, upgraded to Apple Watch 6 and the data became garbage (shows me fully awake pretty much all night, when I actually slept fine). Please update the app to support Apple Watch 6 and add Blood oxygen readings.
The developer replied to my support email and I reset my watch and set-up as new (no restore) and now the data is sync fine, very good customer service so back to 5 stars.
I have been using AutoSleep for years, sleep with my watch EVERY night and first thing I do when I wake up is check how well (or bad) I slept. AutoSleep is impressively accurate when it comes to sleep quality. HRV data with movement tracking is simply awesome... Apple Sleep Tracking with Apple Watch OS7 gives you none of that. Apple should be ashamed of releasing something half baked when you can get AutoSleep for a little 4$!
Good work guys!