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)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)