Fitbit has activated a new feature in their Fitbit app for Windows 10.
The app now helps users actively manage their sleep schedule, ensuring they have adequate sleep that meets their healthy living goals.
The app uses your existing sleep data to help you create a new sleep goal, suggested going to bed times and waking times, and sets alarms to remind you when you should be heading to bed.
The feature is now available via the Sleep category on your dashboard.
“If you’re constantly changing your sleep routine, it can have the same effect as giving yourself jetlag because you are continually changing your circadian rhythm, also known as your internal clock, which can negatively impact your health and wellness,” Michael Grandner, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, explained on behalf of Fitbit.
“[This] makes it easier for people to see how much sleep they’re actually getting in order to establish a healthy routine,” Grandner said in a statement.
Fitbit notes that getting enough sleep can do more than fight disease and boost mental health: It also impacts how you exercise, recover after training, and lose weight, and that people who sleep an average seven to nine hours a night have a lower body mass index than those who get three to four hours nightly.
“What’s great about the new Fitbit Sleep Schedule feature is that it looks at your sleep data from your Fitbit device you’re wearing day and night, analyzes it for patterns and creates a personalized schedule just for you,” said Tim Roberts, executive vice president of Interactive at Fitbit.
The app can be downloaded from the store here, and the fitness tracker can be purchased from a number of retailers, including Amazon here.