Here you can find explanations of the icons that feature in your Sleep Diary. This will help you to analyse your sleep sessions in detail.
- The number of minutes next to the "Zzz icon" indicates how long it took for you to fall asleep
- The "Sunrise icon" shows you when the sun came up that day
- You can choose how you felt during/after your sleep with the "Smiling Face icon"
- If you dreamt during this sleep session, the "Ghost-Icon" allows you to indicate whether your dream was good, bad or somewhere in between!
- The "Alarm Clock Icon" indicates when you woke up that day
How does the app track my sleep?
The app uses the sensors built into your phone. These sensors monitor how much you move during the night. The data collected is then used to determine your sleep cycles – light sleep, deep sleep or awake. You can also make notes, for instance, about your daytime activities, and then find out how coffee, sport and exercise influence your sleep.
What extra features does the Full Version offer?
In the Full Version of the Sleep Better app, you receive the following features:
- Advanced alarm settings
- Additional alarm sounds
- Dream Notes
- Advances statistics
- Moon phases analyses
- No ads
How does the Sleep Better App handle time zone changes or daylight saving time?
The Sleep Better app always stores the start and end time of your sleep in UTC. The duration will not be longer or shorter during a change in time or date.
Position of my phone for best tracking of sleep movements
You should put your smartphone next to your pillow, near the bottom left or right. Putting your phone on the edge of the mattress is less advisable.
Does the Sleep Better App drain my battery?
No, the battery shouldn't lose more than 20 to 30 percent. Tip: if you enable airplane mode overnight, not only it is healthier for you and needs less battery power.
Why aren’t short sessions displayed in the sleep diary list?
Sleep sessions under 5 minutes won't be stored in the database of the Sleep Better app.
What is sleep efficiency? How is it calculated?
The sleep efficiency will be calculated as a percentage number with the following formula:
(light sleep duration + deep sleep duration) / session duration * 100
Delete a tracked sleep session
To delete a tracked sleep session, follow the steps below:
- Open the Sleep Diary
- Tap the sleep session details of the tracked session you wish to delete
- Tap the three dots in the top right corner
- Select “Delete”
Track a sleep session without an alarm
You can track your sleep movements without setting an alarm sound.
Upgrade from Lite to the Full Version of the Sleep Better App
If you are a Premium Member, the Full Version of the Sleep Better app is already unlocked for you.
Alternatively, you can purchase the Full Version via in-app purchase when trying to access locked features or by going into the app settings.