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How do I change my sleep history?

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You can use the Fitbit app to fine tune your sleep history. For more information about sleep tracking including how to see your sleep data, see How do I track my sleep?

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Can I manually log sleep?

Most Fitbit trackers automatically start and stop your sleep log. If you feel the automatic sleep detection is inaccurate, you can use the app to start and stop sleep tracking instead.
  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the sleep tile. This is the tile that says "How did you sleep?" or, if you tracked sleep the night before, shows how many hours and minutes you slept.
  2. Tap the + icon and tap Begin Sleep Now. You can minimize the app and sleep will still be tracked.
  3. When you wake up, tap I'm Awake, then tap View Summary to see a summary of your sleep. 
You can't manually log sleep with the Fitbit app for Windows 10, but you can edit your sleep logs, described below.

Why does my sleep graph say I was asleep when I wasn't?

Although trackers that autodetect sleep are designed to know when the tracker is off your wrist, occasionally they may record a sleep log when you aren't actually asleep. You can delete this sleep log on your dashboard.

Why does my sleep graph say I was awake when I wasn't?

Tossing and turning during sleep can occur during an unconscious state; however, it does not indicate total rest. If you feel that the reported number of awake minutes is excessively high, go to the Sleep Sensitivity setting to see if your sleep tracking mode is set to sensitive. A normal setting may be more appropriate if you are looking for a more general overview of your sleep patterns. Note that if you use Fitbit Alta HR, Fitbit Blaze, or Fitbit Charge 2 to track your sleep stages, this setting doesn't apply.

How do I edit a sleep log?

Regardless of which method you chose to log your sleep, you can always edit the sleep log to better reflect your time asleep. If you use Alta HR, Blaze, or Charge 2 to track your sleep, you may notice gaps at the start or end times of your sleep stages if you extend your time asleep. For instructions choose your mobile device below.

  • Fitbit app for iOS and Windows 10
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the sleep tile. This is the tile that says "How did you sleep?" or, if you tracked sleep the night before, shows how many hours and minutes you slept.
    2. Tap the sleep log you want to edit.
    3. Tap the three dots and find the option to edit.
    4. Adjust the time you went to sleep or the time you woke up. Don't forget to save.
  • Fitbit app for Android
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the sleep tile. This is the tile that says "How did you sleep?" or, if you tracked sleep the night before, shows how many hours and minutes you slept.
    2. Tap the sleep log that you want to edit.
    3. Tap the pencil icon in the top right corner.
    4. Adjust the time you went to sleep or the time you woke up and then tap Save.

How do I delete a sleep log?

You can delete a sleep log if you no longer want it in your sleep history. For instructions choose a section below.
  • Fitbit app for iOS and Android
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the sleep tile. This is the tile that says "How did you sleep?" or, if you tracked sleep the night before, shows how many hours and minutes you slept.
    2. Swipe left on the log you want to erase, then tap Delete.
  • Fitbit app for Windows 10
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the sleep tile. This is the tile that says "How did you sleep?" or, if you tracked sleep the night before, shows how many hours and minutes you slept.
    2. Tap the sleep log that you want to delete.
    3. Tap the three dots and then tap delete.
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Last updated: January 7, 2017
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