The Bedtime feature, introduced with iOS 10 in 2016, is more of a planning and reminder app to nudge you in and out of bed. You can keep track of the sleep periods you scheduled, but the tool doesn’t specifically log how much sleep you get each night or the movement during that sleep.
To use Bedtime, you first need to set it up. On the iPhone’s home screen, open the Clock app and tap the Bedtime icon at the bottom of the screen. Tap the Get Started button.
The app guides you through setting up your weekly sleep schedule, including the time to set your workday wake-up alarm, the days of the week you need the alarm and how many hours of sleep you’d ideally like to get each night. You can also set an alert to pop up when it is time to go to bed, and choose a relatively soothing sound like chirping birds, a gentle piano rhythm or peaceful instrumental music as your alarm.
Tap the Sleep Analysis chart or More History to open the iOS Health app, where you can see charts of your sleep schedule. The Recommended Apps list at the bottom of the Health screen lists third-party programs that do more precise sleep tracking or that work with sleep-monitor devices. Apple’s iOS 12 update, due this fall, can dim and quiet the iPhone during Bedtime hours.