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  1. Out of bed functionality?

    Often, when I can't sleep, I get up out of bed. This unfortunately causes the app to register this as R.E.M. sleep since there are no sounds. It would be really cool to have an "out of bed" button that either keeps it as 'awake' or even have another band above wake for 'out of bed'.

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      We working on a major update that will introduce an improved and much more accurate way to detect and analyse sleep, including the ability to manually set “Awake” periods during the night.

    • Add snore to graph.

      Add snore to graph. Show on graph the time span I am listening to. Click on graph selects audio recording that corresponds that time

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      • Automatic sleep tracking every night!

        There is a new app in the store called Auto Sleep that automatically tracks your sleep every night, even if you forget to open the app before you fall asleep!

        It uses the motion sensors on the watch, so even if you fell asleep before you remembered to start the app, when you wake up in the morning and open the app, it will still upload your movement data from the night and give you an analysis.

        So the only time you have to remember to open the app before you fall asleep is if you want the sound recording…

        74 votes
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          Fully automatic sleep tracking and detection is already in the works and will be available as part of a future major update along with many other improvements. We’ll post more details as we are nearing the release.

        • Auto sleep/wake detection with auto stop/start.

          Automatic session stop when you get out of bed and start walking around for a period of time (longer than I takes to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night), so if you forget to stop a session it doesn't keep recording for hours, adding wake time to your sleep stats. Also, if you stop a session in the morning, then fall back asleep, it would be great if Pillow could detect this and resume sleep recording.

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            Fully automatic sleep detection and tracking using the Apple Watch or any other wearable that provides heart rate data and steps along with other metrics, is on our roadmap for the near future. We also add the ability to edit and merge sleep sessions so that will handle the use cases you mention :)

          • Along with % show the hours of sleep spent

            While % looks good. Since u already have the numbers please put in the hours please. For some hours look better than %.

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            • Sleep aid restart if woken up

              When I wake up in the middle of the night I'm extremely sensitive to sounds and it takes me a while to go back to sleep. If there was an option for restarting the sleep sounds then it would really help me get a better night's rest.

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              • Share sounds to other apps

                Please make the sound file can be shared directly to apps other than just Mail, for example: Gmail app, Message app.

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                • Edit sleep length when stop forgotten

                  I'll sometimes wake up but forget to hit the stop/analyze function & it'll show that I've slept for 12 hrs with 6 of those hours awake, throwing off all stats. If we could edit/delete the excess end time showing awareness, then all stats would be more accurate.

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                  • Allow sounds through bluetooth

                    Alarm sounds, sleep aid, all the sounds let it go through Bluetooth speakers

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                    • Sleep time in minutes instead of fractions

                      Seeing something like "7.7 hours" makes no sense to me. We count time in minutes, quarters and halves, I'd much rather see the exact time I intend to sleep through the night. Trying to figure out 7/10 times 60 is unnecessarily cumbersome.

                      17 votes
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                        started  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
                      • Agregar más idiomas.

                        Hola me encanta la app, pero me gustaría que estuviera en español para darle un mejor uso, Saludos. :)

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                        • Ability to adjust sleep time

                          I often forget to turn off the app in the morning. I would like to be able to edit the time when I forget.

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                            Hello, thank you for your input. This a feature planned for the next update of Pillow. We will be posting more details as we are nearing the release. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

                          • More consistent data sync from watch to phone

                            My use case is possibly unusual, I have 2 apple watches - but this allows me to use your app at night as well as having a fully charged watch in the morning.

                            I wear my original apple watch overnight. In the morning I get up, end my sleep recording, wait for the analysis and the app of the phone to suggest it has sync'd the data. I then force press the watch app and force a manual resync of the data to phone for extra confidence. I then immediately take off my original watch and put a series 2…

                            59 votes
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                              The upcoming version of Pillow will introduce a completely re-written apple watch that will dramatically improve the reliability of data syncing as well as the simplicity of use. That said, we are still limited by the way the syncing framework currently works on watchOS so we will keep monitoring any progress and incorporate any improvements as they become available.

                            • Allow Sounds from 3rd Party Apps

                              I would like to be able to use music or sounds from apps other than my iTunes library.

                              5 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                The upcoming update of Pillow will allow sound from other apps to play while Pillow runs so you can listen to your favourite playlist and then turn on Pillow to start your session without interrupting the sound.

                              • Listen while you fall asleep

                                Ability to listen to music from a playlist or soundtrack from within the app as you fall asleep

                                5 votes
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                                  The upcoming update of Pillow will allow sound from other apps to play while Pillow runs so you can listen to your favourite playlist and then turn on Pillow to start your session without interrupting the sound.

                                • Work with other sleep aid apps

                                  I use the Calm app and would like to not have to activate pillow after my night time meditations. But I'm unable to hear the meditation story when pillow is on because the volume goes so low. Don't allow the pillow app to change the volume of other apps. Thank you!

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                                    Hello, thank you for your feedback. The upcoming update of Pillow will handle audio from apps in a new way so it is not silenced.

                                  • Speaker volume unaffected

                                    When I turn the app on to start recording my sleep, it quiets anything playing off my speakers. (This is without me asking for my night noises to be recorded, I only use the sleep tracker and alarm function.) The volume displays at the same volume but plays barely audible. Most nights I need music or a podcast to be able to fall asleep because other wise I can't "turn off". I really love this app and would probably start paying for it if this was fixed, but this is a major problem for me. Thank you.

                                    4 votes
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                                      Hello, thank you for your feedback. The upcoming update of Pillow will handle audio from apps in a new way so it is not silenced.

                                    • Display how much time each sleep phase

                                      It would be awesome to be able to see how much time you spent in each sleep phase

                                      114 votes
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                                      • Crop-cut beggining, end

                                        I would like to see cutting beginning and the end.

                                        I go to sleep in front of TV and first 15-20 is not accurate, but it influence data. On the end I wake up and think about something. Sometimes I just sleep back during. Or forget to turn the app off.

                                        17 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you for feedback. The ability to edit the duration of the sleep session is on our roadmap for future versions of Pillow

                                        • Play my own music or audio to sleep too

                                          Whenever I attempt to use my own audio through the music app it drops the volume so low it's barely audible even if you use the hardware buttons the volume control thinks it's playing at full volume! Would be great if this worked!

                                          144 votes
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                                            The upcoming version of Pillow will introduce a new way to handle audio streams so that audio from other apps won’t be silenced.

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