Where did my naps go, Apple?
April 2, 2024 3:17 PM   Subscribe

I track my sleep using my Apple Watch and look at the information in either Apple Health or Gentler Streak. I take a nap almost every day. A few weeks ago my naps suddenly stopped showing up. Nothing had changed in my sleep habits. Why have my naps stopped being counted by Apple Health?

I tried changing the data source to AutoSleep but that didn't fix it; AutoSleep shows the nap existing but doesn't credit me with being asleep. I turn my watch on to "sleep" status when I'm about to fall asleep, and I don't use the sleep schedules -- and it's worked just fine this way for over a year. The color on Apple's chart when from mostly green to mostly blue, which must indicate something but what? And again: why?
posted by The corpse in the library to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I'm a bit confused with your question as my understanding is that for anything to register as sleep on an Apple Watch it must be at least 4 hours long. This is certainly what my Watch told me in September when I bought it and started tracking sleep and also what it says on Apple's site.
posted by dobbs at 4:26 PM on April 2

Response by poster: It used to credit naps as sleep; it just didn’t do the sleep stages. Naps would show up as solid blocks.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:27 PM on April 2

This has always been my experience also, but I don't know if it's the case for manually-set sleep.
posted by praemunire at 4:27 PM on April 2

Response by poster: I was just poking around in the settings and somehow today's nap appeared. I don't know what I did that brought it back -- I set all the settings back the way they had been, then saw that there was a nap showing up that hadn't been there before I started messing around. Weird.
posted by The corpse in the library at 3:56 PM on April 7

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