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Sleep Aid
Sleep Aid
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Sleep Aid

Version 1.0.1

Diagnose & solve Mac sleeping issues.

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Sleep Aid overview

Sleep Aid works by analyzing sleep event data, system sleep settings and running applications.

Sleep data is presented in a familiar calendar style interface, which allows customers to quickly and easily identify.

  • When the Mac was pretending to be asleep.
  • When the Mac suffered Unusual Insomnia, Excessive Insomnia and Long Insomnia.
  • When the Mac awakes directly after being sent to sleep.
  • When the Mac was woken by Notifications, Bluetooth, Siri and others.
  • When Sleep Settings, Sleep Aid or the macOS was changed. Selecting a sleep event in the calendar reveals details about the event and potential suggestions in the sidebar.

In addition, Sleep Aid also contains the following functions.

Overview Panel. Sleep Aid will list all potential problems, insomnia reasons, screen wake reasons and a daily insomnia chart.

Insomnia Activity. Select an insomnia event in the calendar, and Sleep Aid will reveal which apps or services kept the Mac awake and for how long.

Event Comparison. Double clicking an event in the calendar, opens it in a separate window, allow for two or more events to be compared.

Take Note. Customers can add their own notes to the calendar, helping to diagnose the cause of difficult sleep problems.

Sleep Check. Enables customers to quickly identify system settings or applications that are preventing the Mac from falling asleep. Settings can be fixed directly from the "Sleep Check" window.

Better Sleep Controller. A custom built controller inside of Sleep Aid, allowing system services to be disabled when the screen goes off, and re-enabled when it comes back on.

Disable Bluetooth during Sleep. Sleep Aid can switch off Bluetooth when the Mac goes to sleep, preventing Bluetooth devices from waking the Mac, devices such as headphones, mice, tracking gadgets and others. Sleep Aid then re-enables Bluetooth on wake.

Sleep Settings. A single window that allows control of System Sleep Settings and "Better Sleep Controller" settings, which can help reduce insomnia or solve sleep troubles.

Efficient Updates. When updating, Sleep Aid will only download the application for the current Mac, instead of downloading a whole universal binary again. This saves time, electricity and storage space.

What’s new in version 1.0.1

Updated on Jul 20 2022

  • x-apple.systempreferences:com.apple.preference.notifications not working from the help.
  • Highlights DID NOT SLEEP events shorter than 10 minutes.
  • Fixed a collision when showing an error dialog from a threaded event.
  • When listing activity for DID NOT SLEEP, duration is now cropped to event, helping to better diagnose potential reasons.
  • HID events are listed under activity.
  • Processes with a space in their name no longer cause multiple entries.
  • Version number in the about box is now selectable.
  • Fixed a bug where some note records couldn't be found when clicking a Notification.
  • Re-written the code for collating activity messages during insomnia.
  • Fixed a bug that prevent "Wi-Fi" from being re-enabled on some M1 Macs.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent "Power Adaptor" settings from showing on the first switch to that section of the Sleep Settings.
  • Code to detect if Sleep Aid unexpectedly quit.
  • Added a new detection routine to check for objects that can't be saved in the settings.
  • Sleep Check now captures Internet Sharing as a cause for preventing sleep.
  • Sleep Check is now able to identify which apps are playing audio.
  • Sleep Check window now recalls the state of "list background apps" checkbox.
  • Updating the sidebar should be smoother when there's more data.
  • Altered the filtering for activity.
  • Collates unattached audio processes.
  • Will now say when there is insufficient data for a sleep event.
  • Now tests to see if it is able to receive Power Management messages on open.
  • Improved the discovery of wake reasons, where currently possible. Can detect some App wakes.
  • Fixed a typo with "Prevents Sleep is".





14.1 MB

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App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13.6 or later
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