Sleep History

This article explains the Sleep History section in the main screen. Get to know yourself or become a researcher of your own sleep.

The bottom row of the main screen features the «Sleep History» section on the left.

Here you can find your very own sleep history after a couple of nights. The app lets you choose
which parameters you are interested in, and in this way you can become a researcher of your own sleep.

Time selection:

Choose the period of time you are interested in analysing. You can choose between 1, 2, 4, and 12  weeks, or manually choose a longer period, or a specific month some time in the past.

Trends and status

Tapping the settings-icon on the right of the screen opens a selection of available parameters to choose from. 

Drag and drop the different parameters you are interested in analysing. Apply the new settings to see the result.

Each parameter shows three values. The center value is the average over the chosen time period. The value on the right shows last night’s average. The target value is set automatically to be equal to the average. You can change your personal target value by tapping the small downward arrow. There, you can also see the development of the specific parameter over time, for example your breathing rate average per night.

Sleep Stages

The Sleep Stages graph depicts the distribution of time spent in 4 different sleep phases: LIGHT, DEEP, REM, AWAKE. Your sleep regularity can be estimated by looking at the «wave pattern» of the sleep phase distribution throughout the different times of the day. If you go to bed at the same time every day, there won’t be waves as shown in the picture on the left.

By tapping on the graph, you can choose which day you want to look at specifically. The above chosen parameters will then show their respective values below.

Furthermore, you can access the daily details by tapping the blue button  SHOW DETAILS.

Why bother?

Taking a look on your very own sleep history helps you to stay in contact with your sleep over time. You can see outliers, a week of higher stress levels, an old friend visiting with longer nights and subsequent lack of sleep, or a new job which brings uncertainty and insecurities with it that can affect your sleep.

If you deliberately change up your sleep rhythm, by establishing a new bedtime routine, or because you are a shift worker changing from day to night shift, Somnofy can give you answers about how you are affected by outside changes. 

Become a researcher of your own sleep.

How to «clean up» the sleep history

If you experience large swings in the Sleep Stages graph, this might be due to daytime sleep sessions, for example from regular napping. If you would like to exclude those sessions from the analysis, you can check out our article about sleep history settings.

If you do not want Somnofy to measure your sleep if it happens during daytime, you can find instructions in our article on how to disable sleep tracking.