What’s “typical”?

"Typical" will help you answer the question: "Was the sleep I just got better or worse than how I've been sleeping recently?"

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Written by Robert Higdon
Updated over a week ago

After five consecutive sleeps, you'll see a typical value appear. This value represents a rolling recent average of your sleep hours and bedtime. By comparing your most recent sleep to your recent average sleep quantity, quality, and consistency, typical helps you compare the sleep you just got to how you’ve generally slept recently.

How it works, using the example above

Your slept 6hr 45min last night. That’s an improvement over your 6hr 14min average from the past few weeks. 

Your sleep last night was a good one, as you had few awakenings resulting in a quality indicator of 9/10. That’s a bit better than your recent average of 7/10.

Bedtime consistency
Bedtime typical is handled differently. It looks at recent bedtimes, then compares your most recent one.

In this case, your average bedtime the last few days is 3:44am. Last night, you fell asleep at 1:10am. While there’s nothing wrong with a bedtime of 1:10am, day to day consistency is ideal (but not always realistic, we know!) for sleep health, and it shows a red arrow to indicate a deviation of more than 60min.

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