# Burning move calories while sleeping

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dyrt10, Apr 10, 2017.

1. ### dyrt10 macrumors newbie

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I'm a new Apple watch owner. I downloaded a sleep app so I wear my watch to sleep. I usually burn around 350 Move calories while sleeping. I don't believe this to be normal. Does anyone else that wears the watch to bed burn Move calories while sleeping? Attached is a picture of my activity. I slept from 3am to 10am. Any help or thought are appreciated.

2. ### cmbauer macrumors regular

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In the normal world you do burn calories while you sleep, but Apple Watch has never shown that. I am curious now how your watch did. What sleep app did you download? I would love for my watch to include all day including sleep calories burned

Here explains burning while sleeping

During sleep, a person's weight and the number of hours he/she sleeps determine how many calories are burned. Normally, a person burns about 0.42 calories for every pound in one hour of sleep. For instance, a 150 lb. person burns about 63 calories in one hour. If this person sleeps for eight hours total, he/she burns 504 calories for the whole duration. Just multiply the average rate with every pound of weight and number of hours of sleep. Therefore, the heavier a person is, as well as the longer a person sleeps, the more calories are burned.

3. ### Julien macrumors G4

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You are describing *BMR and not Active (Move) Calories.

*Total calories - Active (Move) calories = BMR.

4. ### cmbauer macrumors regular

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Yeah I would love to see an all day calorie burn including sleep. So you have your all day BMR. Although on my Garmin devices the BMR would be way off anyways. So maybe it would be best to just go by move active calories

5. Apr 11, 2017
Last edited: Apr 11, 2017

### Julien macrumors G4

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You mean like this? Watch calculates my BMR to 1666 calories. I weight 150lbs and that is 69 cal per hour.

EDIT: Just checked a couple of other random days and my BMI was within a few calories (1628, 1639 & 1661).

6. ### cmbauer macrumors regular

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Cripes I am a complete moron this morning. I totally forgot about that area! I will go lay by my dog dish now! hahaha I need to go back to bed obviously

7. ### Julien macrumors G4

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Don't be so hard on yourself. Just write out 50 times "I will never make a mistake or forget anything again". Then after you are finished go and.......go and..... I may have forgot the next part.

8. ### cmbauer macrumors regular

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Its still interesting why the OP has activity while sleeping? Maybe bad dreams?

9. ### Julien macrumors G4

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..or sleepwalking.

10. ### dyrt10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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Bad dreams? No. Sleepwalking? Maybe. I chatted yesterday with Apple. I unpaired the watch and set as new. I left off all 3rd party apps and went to sleep today around 3am. Woke up at 10 am and I'm still showing Move calories being burned. The last thing I can think of is to recalibrate the watch again. Any ideas?

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12. ### dyrt10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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Autosleep. Many people here recommended it but it didn't work for me. I deleted it yesterday

13. ### cmbauer macrumors regular

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I thought I read something somewhere that stated that if you have this happen make sure in the settings that you dont have the option selected that you are using the motion sensor in your phone. I am trying to find it now.