What Is Best Practice for Tracking Sleep?

Updated 4 weeks ago by Hewitt Tomlin

Wearing your device while sleeping may not be feasible due to charging through the night. If you own an Apple iPhone, we suggest the free Pillow sleep app to track your sleep if you are not wearing your device to bed. If you own an Android operating system phone, we suggest Sleep as Android as this syncs with google fit and will upload all of your sleep information. Below are

RiseScience is another option for phone-based sleep tracking.

Tracking sleep can allow for a more in-depth recovery score in later iterations. If you plan to wear your device during sleep, we recommend charging your device before bed while you're preparing for your night sleep. Take 30 minutes to an 1 hour before sleep to let your device charge. Alternatively, if there is enough charge to sleep the entire night, we suggest leaving the device on for 30 minutes after waking up to capture your initial readings for the day and then charge your device while you perform your morning routine. 

If you select a method to track sleep, it would be best to continue that method uninterrupted if possible. This will allow you to get the best results in tracking your sleep and understanding how your body responds to low, optimal or high amounts of sleep.

Below is a breakdown of examples for tracking sleep by device. 

Device

Will Track Sleep if Worn

If NOT Worn to Bed

Apple Watch

Yes

Third-party app

Whoop 

Yes

Third-party app

Garmin

Yes

Third-party app

Polar

Yes

Third-party app

Oura

Yes

Third-party app


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