I started using an Apple Watch to assist in a CBTI effort1 to slightly increase and regularize my sleeping hours.
My first impression is very positive and I'm finding various reminders (related to sleep and exercise) quite helpful. However a few times I've been woken at odd hours in the early morning by the "Time to stand!" message.
It's not a big deal and I easily fall asleep or decide to stay awake if it's close enough to
06:00 the time I've set as my goal, but I'm still curious if there's some adjustment to the software's settings or things in my behavior or environment that can be adjusted to reduce this.
I'm assuming that if the software is telling me to stand, it means that it calculates that I'm awake when I'm actually sleeping. Certainly there will always be some noise in this calculation, but perhaps I can change something to reduce this noise?
Question: What (if anything) can I do to stop my Apple Watch from waking me up to say "Time to stand!"?
On my watch under
>Focus I see both
>Do Not Disturb and
>Sleep options, which I think means that I can prevent the phone from issuing the messages during certain times, but I'm wondering if there are other ways I can prevent this, perhaps by enhancing the watch's ability to know when I may be asleep in the first place.
I keep my watch and phone linked via Bluetooth most of the time, so if there were for example some way that my phone's light sensor (that it uses for screen brightness) could tell my watch "Shhh... sleeping" via Bluetooth that would work nicely in my case.
- iPhone SE II (v15.3.1)
- Apple Watch S7 (v8.1)
1from the link:
People with insomnia should evaluate or have their sleep patterns evaluated and take into account all possible factors that may be affecting the person's ability to sleep. This would involve keeping a sleep diary/journal for a couple of weeks. The journal will help to identify patterns of thoughts or behaviors, stressors, etc. that could be contributing to the person's insomnia.
I snapped a photo of my watch waking me up and telling me to stand at
02:51 by fumbling for my phone in a dark room: