Anyone use bedtime feature in the iPhone clock app?

United States
July 17, 2017 6:45pm CST
There is this new thing on the iPhone called Bedtime. It's found in the Clock app. This feature lets you analyze your sleep cycle. What you do is select the time you want to wake up and the time you should go to bed, based on the number of hours you want to sleep per night. When the bedtime feature is turned on, every morning an alarm will ring at the time you set as your daily wake time. And you will also be reminded every night that it's almost time for bed if you choose to set a reminder for yourself. Supposedly, this feature records daily when you go to bed, when you wake up and if you get up in the middle of the night. Not sure how it knows all this though... And then you can look at all the data and see what your sleep cycle is on a regular basis so you can adjust your sleep cycle or pattern. I always want to wake up at 8:30 AM so I set my wake time as that. To get eight hours of sleep that means I have to go to bed by 12:30 AM so I set that as my bed time. My reminder is set to tell me an hour before that time that it's almost time to go to sleep. Unfortunately, it's useless to me because I never go to bed when I should anyway... I usually go to sleep way past that time because of my husband. My 8:30 AM alarm should be helpful for me in making me get up early as opposed to 10 AM or later, but it's also useless if I just ignore it. Before I used to snooze it and then after snoozing it a few times finally get out of bed. Now, I just stop it and go back to sleep thinking I will stay in bed just for a little bit, only to wake up hours later. What's the point of having this alarm if I will just turn it off and go back to sleep? Anyone use the bedtime feature in the iPhone clock app? Wondering if there is a point in me continuing to use it. Not like my sleeping habits or times change as a result of looking at the stats data.
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@sabtraversa (9816)
• Italy
17 Jul
I don't want an app that tells me when I gotta go to bed, my parents were enough.
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• United States
18 Jul
Well, actually you tell it when you want to go to bed and it will remind you some time before that's it's almost time for that.
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• Italy
18 Jul
@lovebuglena - Mom, I promise you I will go to bed at 11 PM. - It's a bit late, but if you promise me, okay. - Kid, it's 11 PM, bedtime. - Five more minutes, mom! - But you promised. - Pleeease! It doesn't change much. It takes me hours to fall asleep anyway.
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@Tracy04 (10696)
• Malaysia
18 Jul
I no iphone. So the app takes your sleeping pattern then?
• United States
18 Jul
Seems like it. I am not sure though how exactly it knows when you actually went to sleep, when you actually woke up, and if you woke up during the night. Maybe it has to do with when you stop using your phone and when you start using it.
@Tracy04 (10696)
• Malaysia
18 Jul
@lovebuglena so how's the data of the pattern you get so far? Does it bring any idea of how you should sleep or how? Seems interesting though
@Kandae11 (25640)
18 Jul
It should be helpful , especially to those with very strict schedules.
• United States
18 Jul
I would think so. But a person has to follow it.
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