The Fitbit uses sensors to track your sleep. This is the most widely used wearable tracker, so it’s not surprising that people are interested in how it tracks sleep. The Fitbit track all activity, including movement and sleep, so it is important to learn how they measure this information. Tracking your sleep is important, regardless of what type of tracker you use. Poor quality sleep or frequent, low-quality sleep can have a negative impact on your physical health. It can also increase your chances of developing psychological disorders such as depression and other medical conditions.

Why is it important to track your sleeping patterns?

Sleep is essential for our regenerative processes. It allows our brains, muscles and other organs rest and repair. You can track your sleep using an activity tracker to monitor how much you are getting each night. This is especially important if you have a partner who sleeps with you and want to make sure they get enough sleep.

There are many ways to track your sleep. Some devices use their own algorithms, while others rely upon third-party software such as Sleep Cycle and Fitbit Overnight Alarm. This article will explain Fitbit and how it tracks sleeping.

What Does a Fitbit Track for Sleep?

Fitbit, like many other wearables tracks your activity and movements and uses sensors to measure heart rate and breathing during the night. The Fitbit devices do not have a barometer and instead rely on your movements for information about how long it took to fall asleep, wake up, and when you are in REM sleep.

The sensors on Fitbit devices can also detect if you roll over during sleep to determine if you have been sleeping on either your back or your side. This data can be found in the Fitbit app, and it is synced with your online account.

Can the Fitbit Software Analyze Your Sleep Data?

The software that syncs to your Fitbit doesn’t track your sleep data. While you can see how long you were asleep, the quality of your sleep and how often you slept, you cannot see how much.

Fitbit’s sleep monitoring is very limited. They don’t want you to be overwhelmed by detailed reports.

A Fitbit provides a lot of data about how well you sleep, so you can use these numbers to do anything you like.

What sleep information does my Fitbit device track?

All Fitbit products collect the same sleep data. This information is called ‘Movement Detection’ by Fitbit. It includes when and how long you were asleep.

It collects the following information:


This includes the length of time you were in bed, as well as different sleeping positions like lying on your back or side.


It also includes your intensity level and pattern. It indicates if there were any interruptions to your breathing such as snoring.

Heart Rate

It also includes your heart rate throughout the night.


This includes the time it took to get up from your alarm.

How do I see my sleep information?

This information will be automatically synchronized with your Fitbit account by default. If you don’t wish to log in every night to the Fitbit app, you can create a Sleep Log automatically by placing your charger in a charging station.

You can log your sleep using the Fitbit app to see how long you were asleep, when you woke up and how often you moved. Data such as how long you were in REM, how many times you woke up, and whether you had any interruptions in your breathing/rolling over can be viewed in the Fitbit app.

Fitbit allows you to log your sleep online and view a detailed breakdown of your data. You can view how long you stayed in each stage of sleep and what your heart rate was throughout the night.

If you don’t wish to log into the Fitbit dashboard each night, you can export your sleep data to a CSV file.

Is it possible to use my Fitbit device to detect noise levels and snoring while I sleep?

The silent alarm on Fitbit devices goes off while you sleep. This alarm can be set to go off at night, or after an hour of motion or restlessness. To keep you awake, the device vibrates when you move or snore.

The Fitbit has a Breath Detection function that analyzes your breathing data to play relaxing sounds to help you fall asleep. This feature won’t work if your Fitbit is used to track steps and other activities throughout the day.

Fitbits have a Silent Alarm, which will turn off your phone and other devices to aid you in falling asleep. The alarm can be set to go off every day, at a specific time or when you fall asleep.

My Fitbit can log a nap?

While some devices can log information about your naps, a Fitbit does not offer this feature. You will need a separate device to track how much time you sleep each night, such as a wristband or clip-on device. You will need to manually log your sleep data in order to track it in the Fitbit App.

How do I edit my sleep history in the Fitbit App?

You will need to log your activity as well as your sleep manually when you first begin tracking your sleep with your Fitbit device. Once you start to understand how much and how often you wake up, you will want to make changes to the data.

This can be done in two ways. Either log your sleep data manually in the Fitbit app, or you can sync it to an online account. You can edit your sleep data to see how long you were asleep and view the time.

Open the Fitbit app, and then go to the Sleep tab. To edit your sleep data, select it.