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Change Sleep Sensing settings

Sleep Sensing settings can be changed in the Google Home app through your Nest Hub’s settings.

Disable Sleep Sensing

To turn off Sleep Sensing on your Nest Hub:

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your display and then Settings .
  3. Tap Sleep Sensing.
  4. Tap Deactivate Sleep Sensing and then Deactivate.

Note: Deactivating Sleep Sensing does not delete your sleep data in Google Fit. Learn more about disabling Sleep Sensing and deleting your Sleep data. To reactivate, you’ll need to set up and configure Sleep Sensing again.

Alternatively, you can temporarily pause and unpause Sleep Sensing. To do this, swipe up on your display and tap Sleep Sensing .

Turn on or off sound events tracking

With Sleep Sensing, you can turn on or off tracking of sound events like coughing and snoring in the Google Home app.

Turn on sound events tracking

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your display and then Settings .
  3. Tap Sleep Sensing.
  4. Tap Set up sound events tracking.
  5. Read through the in-app notices and agree to turn sound events tracking on.

Turn off sound events tracking

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your display and then Settings .
  3. Tap Sleep Sensing.
  4. Tap Deactivate sound events tracking and then Deactivate.

Note: Deactivating “sound events tracking” will stop your sound events from being added to your display. Existing information, however, may still appear on your display for several days.

Alternatively, you can temporarily disable sound events by switching the mic off on the back of your display.

Turn on or off personalized suggestions from Google Fit

If you no longer want to get suggestions for better rest:

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your display and then Settings .
  3. Tap Sleep Sensing and then Personalized sleep suggestions.
  4. Turn on or off Sleep suggestions.

Note: Turning off “Personalized sleep suggestions” will stop new suggestions from being added to your display. Existing suggestions, however, may still appear on your display for several days.

Change bedtime schedule

You can adjust your bedtime schedule to what works for you.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your display and then Settings .
  3. Tap Sleep Sensing and then Set a bedtime schedule.
  4. Choose a bedtime schedule and then Next.

Tip: Choose a time that you can be consistent with. Most people should get 7-9 hours of sleep.

To recalibrate

If you’ve moved where you sleep or Sleep Sensing is not working as expected, you might need to recalibrate. Make sure Sleep Sensing and Motion Sense are turned on before proceeding.

With the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your display and then Settings .
  3. Tap Sleep Sensing and then Recalibrate.
  4. Follow the instructions on your Nest Hub to calibrate.

On your Nest display

  1. From the bottom of your display, swipe up.
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Make sure Motion Sense is on.
  4. Tap Sleep Sensing and then Calibrate.
  5. Follow the instructions on your Nest Hub to calibrate.

Turn on or off Proactive health & fitness results

Google Assistant can answer questions about your previous night's sleep on device’s that have personal results turned on. 

To start or stop your sleep data from being displayed on your Nest Hub, turn on or off “Proactive health & fitness results.”

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account and then Assistant settings and then Wellness.
  3. Under "Proactive health & fitness results," turn on the devices for which you want your sleep data displayed proactively.

Start or stop sharing your sleep data with Assistant

Sharing your sleep data with Assistant allows your sleep and wellness information to be shown on your Nest Hub and allows you to ask sleep-related questions. Learn more about disabling Sleep Sensing and deleting your Sleep data.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your display and then Settings .
  3. Tap Sleep Sensing and then Assistant access to Fit.
  4. Turn on or off all data types you want to start or stop sharing with Assistant.

Note: Turning "Assistant access to Fit" off will prevent Assistant from accessing your data, however data will still upload from your display to Google Fit unless you disable Sleep Sensing.

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