This Apple Device You Already Have Doubles As an Automatic Sleep Tracker
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This Apple Device You Already Have Doubles As an Automatic Sleep Tracker

Life is too often a catch-22. We hear all the time about how important a good night’s sleep is, but sometimes when you settle in for the night, it can feel like pressure is ON to get a full eight hours. If you’ve tried everything to lull yourself to dreamland, but managing your sleep schedule has become just another item on your to-do list, we’ve got you covered. There’s a way to track your sleep (and understand how it works) with absolutely no effort on your behalf.

For those who already own an Apple Watch (and love it so much you wear it to bed), you may have a sleep tracker installed. But you probably have one that requires you to press a button when you’re ready to fall asleep, which is no fun. If we’ve learned one thing from all these sleep studies over the past few years, it’s that the blue lights from your gadgets is the worst thing to happen to sleep ever.

But there’s a rad app available that will let you track your sleep schedule on your Apple Watch without you even having to think about it. It’s called AutoSleep. All you have to do is install and then forget about it. The app works much the same way as a FitBit would — using sensors (they call it “advanced heuristics”), the app can not only detect when you sleep but when you hit deeeeeeeep sleep.

It will then deliver all the data it collects to the health app on your phone, so you can analyze your exact sleep patterns and see if there’s something you can be doing to rest a little better every night. It’s one less thing to worry about that will help you sleep more soundly at night.

How do you monitor your sleep? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t Mac Stories; photo via Getty)