How Does Oura Define My Ideal Bedtime Window?

If you're looking for information on Oura's Sleep metrics, try starting with this Comprehensive Sleep Guide .

Still looking for answers? Read on!

  • - For defining your ideal bedtime, Oura looks at nights when you've slept long and restful enough. This means nights you've had your best sleep scores. After that, we search for a wake-up and bedtime schedule that matches with these good quality nights, and use it as a reference for your bedtime guidance.
  • - Some of us sleep relatively well, but there is some room for improvement in overall sleep quality. One common example is that your bedtime is too late when compared to your wake-up time. In this case, we’ll gradually guide you to go to bed earlier.
  • - If your sleep quality is poor, or you have very irregular schedules, we may not be able to recommend you a bedtime window. To find out what’s keeping your sleep quality on the low side, keep a close eye on your sleep insight messages and sleep quality contributors that you’ll find in sleep details view. Your longer term sleep trends can also help you in finding out what’s keeping your sleeps score low. 
  • - Are you a new Oura user? It takes a couple of weeks for the ring to collect enough sleep data for bedtime recommendations. You’ll see the bedtime guidance on your daily timeline in the Oura app after the ring has collected enough data of your sleep quality and rhythms (roughly 2 weeks).
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