Bedtime notification

1. What it does

Sends you a "Time to go to bed!" notification before bedtime.

Bedtime notification is an effective way to maintain optimal sleep length or fight high sleep deficits. You can set the notification to trigger between 5 minutes to 2 hours before bedtime so you’ll have enough time to prepare for bed.


The time to trigger the notification is calculated as follows:
bedtime = next alarm time – daily sleep duration goal

See how to configure your Daily sleep duration goal

You’ve set your Daily sleep duration goal to 7 hours, and an alarm for 6 AM.
Your bedtime would be 11 PM.

2. Where to find it

Settings → Bedtime notification
per-alarm settings → Bedtime notifications

3. Options

Sleep duration goal

Set how much time would you ideally want to sleep each night. See also Daily sleep duration goal.

Bedtime notification

Enable bedtime notification and set how long before bedtime to receive it.


How often should the notification repeat

10 minutes repeat will notify you once at notification time and then every 10 minutes until you swipe the notification away or start sleep tracking.

Smart bedtime

When enabled, smart bedtime adjusts the notification time according to your sleep deficit for the last 5 days, average length of the smart wake up period, and default pause at the beginning of sleep tracking

smart time to bed = next alarm – daily sleep duration goal – smart period – delayed tracking – in(5 days avg. sleep deficit > 10 min, 45 min)

Per-alarm bedtime notification

A special case of bedtime notifications for polyphasic sleeping schedules (see Polyphasic sleeping schedule)