How could we improve Pillow?

Manually edit data of sleep (Not only beginning and end)

Although I put my mic sensibility in "low", sometimes Pillow will record long periods of "awake" in the middle of the night even if I'm 100% confident I was asleep.
It would be GREAT if we could manually edit that data in the morning, to gain more accuracy when the technology fails a little.
Be able to select those periods and change the "awake" for "light sleep", for instance. Etc.
Thanks :)

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  • Michelle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I heartily agree with the ability to change say “light sleep” to “awake”. Once in bed, I play a few games, but am very still and quiet, so the app marks as light sleep.
    My heart rate does show difference.
    I usually edit out the time if I know for a fact I’m awake, since I always note the time I really turn everything off.
    (This might also add to “good guilt” at time in bed versus sleeping.)
    I have the mic on but apparently I am very quiet person in general.

  • Brad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to reanalyze the session should be available AFTER listening to the sound recordings. It’s only then that I know if I was really awake or asleep at specific times.
    PS: great program overall

  • Sue M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sometimes my watch falls off in the middle of the night and I lose that nights data. I'd like to be able to at least add a sleep and wake time for consistency. Please add this!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same problem with it saying that I was sleeping when I wasn’t and I was awake when sleeping.

  • Brad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PS: There are times it shows me awake when 1. Sound recordings are of me snoring 2. My heart rate remains consistent with the sleep states before, during and after it says I’m awake

  • Brad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same issue with Pillow showing me awake when I’m asleep, but in my case the sound recordings proved I was asleep, you can hear me snoring!
    Is it possible to provide information on which data points are being used to determine your awake/sleep state. If we knew that perhaps a little tweak here and there would enable a little end user fine tuning.

  • Nicole commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, this would be a great feature to have! I use manual mode and sometimes, like last night, I laid awake for 3 hours after pushing Start and the App shows I was in light sleep. It would be great to be able to change blocks of times the next morning.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would love this - I was awake for almost three hours last night but pillow only got the beginning and end even though I was on my phone the whole time. The rest of it shows as asleep. I do manual sessions from my watch.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can be awake for a long period during the night and Pillow shows me as asleep. Even if I’m on my phone. Last night I know I was awake for almost a two-hour stretch, but it only shows a short time awake.

  • monica.rek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've been having a lot of instances where the data shows as a full night of sleep when I know for a fact that I woke up at least once during the night. I wish we were able to add that manually, since the app is not catching it. My mic sensitivity is at medium and I wear the Apple Watch while sleeping.

    When I try to fix/edit data from the night, the "reanalyze" option makes it even more inaccurate!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to add comments to the sound clips. (i.e. husband woke me up to talk, dog needed out, etc) so that I can just glance & see that at 10:05 there was a reason and I don’t need to listen again to find out why if I’m showing my dr.

  • Jonathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Even if it was just manually deleting the times when it say that you’re awake when you are not would be nice! It also could be another data source for the AI to learn from making it more accurate in the future!!

  • Anna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I know I was awake last night in about 30 min because I was breastfeeding my son. But pillow shows that time as “light sleep”. Maybe my hart rate did nog get up or something but this is not the first time this happens.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the reason I am reading comments. Last nights analysis shows that I was awake for a solid hour between 1:30-2:30 am and there is no sound recorded during this time to support this. Obviously this is affecting my sleep quality % for the night so wish I had the option to edit it out.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed! I started the pillow app, then clicked on my notes app and typed for an hour and a half while pillow was running in background. The AI claimed I was alternating in light and deep sleep, when I was actually typing and awake. How can I train the AI to better interpret the audio recordings that show I was typing and awake?

  • Felix commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Exactly what I would like to see also. Maybe a simple swipe up or down on the single coloured blocks in the edit screen to select light sleep, deep sleep, R.E.M. or awake. I sometimes do have heavy dreams with heart rates of 120, which get analysed as awake.

  • Gwile commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use my app without Apple Watch so, for instance when it rains during the night, I will get registered 1 hour "awake" when I'm actuallly sleeping.
    I get the limitation of the app and techonology but hence, for the sake of accuracy, I should be able to edit those periods.

    + what's the point to be able to change the beginning or end of a sleep session if it's gonna be marked as "awake" anyways :(

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