Is there a way that I can automatically log/beemind if I am indeed in bed by a certain bedtime? With no scripts… I can integrate the shortcuts app though. Will the meta goal help? To count if the datapoint is not there by a certain time? Im using an Apple Watch so it does give my bedtime. I also use a couple of other apps on the watch that also gives the bedtime. I read another post about it and I’m not looking for the wake up time or tips on sleep. I just have a problem of actually shutting it down and going to sleep. For example if I’m watching a good series or movie. I would like it tracked so that I know there’s a penalty if I don’t take my butt to bed lol
In thinking about this…maybe a shortcut that pulls my bedtime start time and sends a 1 or 0 to Beeminder based on it being before or after a set time? I don’t know how to write scripts for Beeminder goals (haven’t tried) but most times I can get shortcuts to do what I want for whatever iOS automation I’m trying to do .
a shortcut that pulls my bedtime start time
When I read “pulling bedtime start” I think of “querying the Health data.” Instead, a “personal automation” trigger could be worth a shot.
iOS already enables triggering Shortcuts using these as triggers: start of wind down, start of bedtime, waking up.
You may be able to use Beeminder app’s “Add Data” Shortcuts integration in combination with that
also helpful if your bedtime coincides with putting the phone into a particular ‘focus mode’ or starting an app like SleepCycle.
Yes. I use shortcuts heavily. It’s my preference to automate as many goals as I can… along with what beeminder can automate. I am now testing a shortcut I created that pulls my actual bedtime. Right now I just have it going to a calendar event… just to see how it works. I had wanted it to run at around 1am. But that won’t work because I don’t have my watch connected to my phone during that time. So I’ll run it in the morning a couple more nights before using the ‘add data’ which is what I’m aiming at using.
I thought about that also. I used sleeptown… years ago which gamified sleep
What I have set up so far…
A shortcut that pulls my in bed time. I had to work with it and pull the ‘last’ in bed time of the day using a variable of ‘yesterday’. Then have it read whether it was after 11pm. I wanted it be 1045…eventually 1030 but the apple watch eventually recognizes that you are in bed by lack of movement. Possibly lowered heartrate and/or respiratory rate? And that takes a few minutes to pick up correctly. Right now I do initiate the shortcut which I have going to my calendar just to test. I will test the shortcut running at a set time or some type of initiated action again first to my calendar then to beeminder if it works consistency.
The calendar event just says: Past bedtime! with the in bed time in the notes. With beeminder ideally I want it to have a 1 and the bedtime in the comments. Either a do less or do more goal.
Since Ive been having insomnia I wanted to do something to push me to have a regular sleep schedule. I don’t want to track actual sleep because right now that’s all over the place and until very recently broken through the night.