How to Use Your iPhone For Sleep
Sleep is essential to our health and well-being, yet everyone's sleep needs vary significantly. Although each individual's circumstances differ, general guidelines can help ensure you get enough restorative rest each night.
To get started, choose your iPhone and tap "Get Started." You will then be asked to set a Sleep Goal, Bedtime/Wake Up times and Wind Down Shortcuts.
iOS devices offer an in-built sleep timer to assist with helping you fall asleep more soundly by automatically locking and stopping music or media after a set period of time. Just set a timer in the Clock app, selecting When Timer Ends as soon as that expires - your iPhone will then lock and stop playing once its set duration ends! For extra peace of mind you can also use third-party sleep tracker apps or the Focus feature (opens in a new tab in Health app) to set bedtime and wake-up schedules - these options could help make sure no media or music will interrupting sleep time!
Sleep Mode in iOS 14 makes managing calls, texts and notifications while trying to sleep much simpler. Part of Digital Wellbeing features in the Settings app, Sleep Mode lets you set a sleeping schedule that activates at bedtime and then turns off screen and sounds - perfect for when trying to get some restful restful restful restful rest!
Your phone will show a series of on-screen prompts asking you to set a sleep goal, such as how many hours per night you need, and your desired Bedtime and Wake Up times. In addition, Screen Lock (which blocks interruptions and dims your lock screen) could be enabled as well as Wind Down Shortcuts that allow access to certain apps at night).
Do not disturb
Sleep mode on an iPhone can help keep its battery charged up, save power consumption, and stop unwanted calls or notifications from reaching you while sleeping. Like Do Not Disturb, Sleep Mode enables you to set a schedule when Sleep Mode should activate so as to avoid notifications appearing on your lock screen or buzzing you when sleeping - as well as choosing who can call during this period.
Sleep Mode can be activated by tapping on the Sleep/Wake button, visiting Settings and turning it on, using Control Center, or choosing it from the Do Not Disturb menu. Please be aware that this does not turn off your display nor prevent you from receiving messages and notifications, it only dims your lock screen and makes your screen dark when active.
Establish a consistent bedtime schedule in order to improve your sleeping habits, such as using the iPhone's Bedtime mode or apps that track sleep to help determine when that should be. These apps may monitor movement, breathing patterns, snoring and temperature in order to provide insight into your slumber quality.
Researchers have long warned of the negative impact smartphones can have on sleep patterns. Blue light emitted by screens may contribute to eye strain over time and make it more difficult to fall asleep. Therefore, it's wise to reduce phone use before bedtime, especially during that hour before going off to bed - fortunately there are apps like iPhone's Downtime feature which blocks all but essential apps temporarily for improved restful restful slumber.
Apple's Health app is another useful app, providing an at-a-glance overview of your iPhone's sleep habits. This feature allows you to track how much restful sleep you're getting each night and adjust your schedule so that you wake up on time every morning. Furthermore, this data can be reviewed daily, weekly, or monthly - making this app extremely helpful indeed!
Once you've set a sleep schedule with the Health app, your iPhone will activate Sleep mode automatically according to that schedule. Choose either an individual sleep frame for each day of the week, or use one uniform frame across all days if you prefer. Should you decide to make changes later on via Control Center on your iPhone.