So it’s just after 2:30 pm, and suddenly AutoSleep has popped up a notification. That I got fewer than two hours of sleep last night. I slept around 6 or 7 hours. Such has been my experience with this app. It’s been an exercise in frustration. I’ve looked at everything and made the recommended adjustments in settings, and it still gives me results that are more inaccurate than any other sleep app I’ve tried.
I emailed the developer about it. The first response was a canned email with recommendations that, had they actually read my email, they would have realized I had already tried. That was another annoyance. So I wrote back and said I had tried those things without a fix, and the developer wrote a personal reply with more suggestions and ideas. The app is just not working correctly at all. Such a disappointment. He did write a bit later, asking if those additional suggestions helped, and at that point, I didn’t reply because I’m so thoroughly sick of this app and how wildly inaccurate it is that I’m deleting it.
So A+ to the developer for being so responsive, but an F over all when the app simply doesn’t work. I’m done and quite disappointed.
It’s been using pillow since I first bought my Apple Watch, and generally found it accurate at night, but it rarely registered unplanned naps. The new built in sleep tracking only tracks if you have it in sleep mode, so unless you intended on a power nap and turned that on, it wouldn’t catch it. This AutoSleep app was recommended in the health app (along with pillow) and I decided to give it a try. It almost always catches those crash out on the couch and suddenly it’s three hours later evenings, and if it doesn’t, the calibration tool will find it with a nudge or two. The longer I use it, the less corrections I need to make.
My only negative is that sometimes it claims I have not been wearing my watch and there’s no calibration clocks available, but on those occasions the missing data appeared later on or the next day.
The customization tools are nice, like how long between sleep times to be considered a separate sleep session and whether or not to throw out nights with 0 sleep (us insomniacs want to track how many 0s actually happen)
I have been using the app for a few months now, after going from Fitbit to an Apple Watch. I like the extensive amount of data it provides, although I do find it often misses my awake time- nights where I know I am up in the middle of the night- sometimes even getting to go to bathroom- and it records 0 awake minutes. I use the adjustment to get a better reading. My biggest disappointment is the readiness score. I cannot figure out why when I have had an excellent night sleep and I do a breathing exercise before getting out of bed, it rarely reflect a score more than 2 stars! Maybe I don’t understand what it is evaluating (I have read the details) but not sure why it never feels I am “ready”.
A very nice addition to my fitness tracking. At 68 years old sleep can be a vexing event. Too little seems to be the default… With this app I see clearly all the indicators of a great night’s sleep. Taking that data and looking back on my habits that day, diet, liquid intake, salt, sugar, caffeine, exercise, I have been making adjustments to my routines and have seen noticeable results. Six months ago my standard was about five hours of restless sleep with a fatigued day ahead. Now, after an awareness of my lifestyles and relatively minor changes, now I’m a steady seven to eight hours a night with an ever increasing “deep” sleep Thanks for a great app!
This is absolutely the best app on the entire App Store for sleep except for maybe Sleep Cycle, they are pretty close each other and differ in certain ways so I prefer to use both depending on the situation.
The app has a ton of features and charts and graphs and that is probably the only downside because it can get overwhelming and sometimes confusing especially at the start of using the app in comparison to sleep cycle app which is super easy and has minimal interface but if you like tons of features and tons of charts to know exactly how you slab minute by minute then this is a perfect app for you.
I had tried several sleep apps prior to discovering AutoSleep. AutoSleep provides so much useful data, that it has become the first thing I look at when I wake up. I’m still learning the meaning of some data points, however the data it provides is exactly what I need!! None of the other sleep apps I’ve tried come close to providing so much data.
I think it’s important to also acknowledge the work the developers did to create the way the data is presented!! It is one of the best apps I’ve used that presents a beautiful design and layout of the data!!
Thank you for this marvelous app. I have sleep apnea and also find that climate change, continued spread of Covid, political unrest, etc., directly impact my ability to sleep. Having the app allows me to track my sleep goals and remember the importance of rest. It also helps me to provide additional data to doctors assisting me with sleep apnea. I can't understand why others have had challenges with it because I am not terribly skillful with technology and have had no problems at all. I appreciate this wonderful app! Thank you!
AutoSleep has helped me make better decisions about the amount of time I sleep. When I first started using the app, I wasn’t sleeping enough, and I was tired much of the time. After using AutoSleep, I saw patterns that motivated me to make schedule changes that have resulted in better quality of sleep. I am feeling much better now, and I’m less tired than before. I now see a healthier mix of still/restful sleep and deep sleep. This app has been helpful because I wouldn’t have been able to see my sleep patterns without it.
I paid for this app based on what was said in other reviews. I’ll admit I am a “free” or “try before you buy” person. I took the plunge and grateful I did. I have issues sleeping so important I track for my health. It took me a full day to get the app to track my numbers. I was impressed the app diagnosed there were issues and provided steps to correct settings so everything would work
I’m very pleased and impressed with this app and look forward to continued use and using the information it provides.
This app is super easy to use. I use mine with my Apple Watch. I set it up the first time to automatically log my sleep based on HR and movement while I wear my watch to bed. Haven’t had to touch it since, except when I want to look at the data. It does more of you want it to, but I just wanted something that would log my sleep without me having to do anything, and this is it. Has been great.