a few tricks on how to use apple watch at night
I use Apple Watch at night to track my sleep using Autosleep, so I wear it while sleeping. Most days it’s enough to charge the watch for 30-40 minutes.
I never heard anyone telling how they use the watch at night, so this is what I do before going to sleep:
I turn on theater mode, so the watch doesn’t light up when I move while sleeping. I do this in control center on the watch.
I switch to my night watch face. I keep the watch face on the right of my day watch face (Siri watch face, lately) and it’s easy to reach with one swipe
My night watch face is the Numerals watch face, set with cocoa color and alarm complication. The numeral watch face is an analog watch and it has a big number for the hour. It’s easy to know what time it is if I wake up night. Normally I don’t care too much to know which minute I am in, so the big number is fast and easy.
The alarm complication is useful, so I can easily make sure if the alarm is on, at what time, and set or change it.
Cocoa color is good, as it’s quite gentle on the eye during the night.
A good trick is to wake up the watch by rotating the digital crown. The brightness doesn’t go immediately to maximum, but the screen lit up gradually, and you can stop when it’s bright enough. That’s also easy on the eyes.
This is my night watch face:
p.s. Actually I wasn’t even sure if this should be posted in workflows, as it’s the opposite of a workflow (sleepflow, maybe?)