Does Apple Watch Track Sleep?

Yes, the Apple Watch can be used to track sleep. Here is how: The Apple Watch is fully equipped with the necessary hardware (state-of-the-art accelerometer, gyroscope, and heart rate sensors) to estimate sleep patterns during wear. The Apple Watch does not come out-of-the-box with a "baked-in" feature for tracking sleep, but you can simply download an Apple Watch App (like SleepWatch) from the Apple App Store to get automatic sleep tracking as a feature for your Apple Watch now.  So the answer to “Can you track your sleep on Apple Watch?” is yes! An Apple Watch sleep tracking experience is only an App install away.

Use your Apple Watch To Track SleeP

The interface for tracking sleep on Apple Watch using the Sleep Watch app, a smart sleep tracker.

The interface for tracking sleep on Apple Watch using the Sleep Watch app, a smart sleep tracker.

How to Track Sleep - Apple WATCh SLEEP

If you are wondering, “How does the Apple Watch track sleep?” The answer is, you just need the FREE App. Our company, Bodymatter, built the very first App to transform the Apple Watch into an automated sleep tracker — Sleep Watch. As an apple watch sleep tracker, it allows you to track your sleep with the Apple Watch. SleepWatch lets you simply wear your Apple Watch to bed and effortlessly wake up to insightful sleep details. SleepWatch is like a sleep coach on your wrist. You can add this feature to your Apple Watch by downloading Sleep Watch from the Apple App Store. Sleep Watch is free to download and use.


With SleepWatch, you can use any Apple Watch Series, including the Apple Watch 5, to track sleep. We do recommend Apple Watch Series 2 or higher, however.


Apple’s Bedtime feature, in the Clock App, allows you to track sleep manually, but if you just want to wear the watch to sleep and have sleep auto-detected, we believe you will enjoy Sleep Watch sleep analysis more. SleepWatch can log your sleep history and times to the Health App, just like Bedtime does. Automatic sleep tracking from SleepWatch is hassle-free. It is an easy way to manage sleep. Do you ever wonder: “Am I getting enough sleep?” or “Are naps affecting my sleep?” Sleep is a curious human activity and SleepWatch may be able to shed some light on many aspects of sleep. How do you sleep? SleepWatch may be able to provide some insights. Can’t sleep and want to see your sleep deficit? SleepWatch can help you keep track.


  1. Download SleepWatch from the Apple App Store

  2. Complete the onboarding

  3. Wear your Apple Watch to bed.

  4. Upon waking, check the Apple Watch App or iPhone app to see your auto-detected sleep details


  1. We recommend scheduling 'Do Not Disturb' to turn on automatically during your typical sleeping hours to prevent any Watch notifications from disturbing your sleep. This can be done in the iPhone Watch App > My Watch > General > 'Do Not Disturb' section.

  2. We also recommend enabling 'Theater Mode' while asleep to keep your Watch screen dark until waking.

Learn more about Sleep Watch. Best in class sleep-tracking apps. Its like having Sleep Coaching and Sleep Analysis right on your wrist. Find out why SleepWatch is the sleep app used by many around the world.

From the Sleep Watch Blog