The Battery-Drain Edition Monday, January 31, 2022

Some macOS 12.2 Users Experiencing Bluetooth-Related Battery Drain Issue During Sleep Mode, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple released macOS Monterey 12.2 earlier this week, and some Mac users who have installed the software update are experiencing excessive battery drain during sleep mode, seemingly due to Bluetooth accessories frequently waking the computers.

New Smartwatch App Improves Sleep Quality For Those With Nightmare Disorders, by Leah Kuntz, Brighter Side of News

NightWare’s digital therapeutic uses the watch’s sensors to track the user’s heart rate and movement as they sleep. A baseline profile is created for the patient within 1 to 2 nights of sleep. In this short time frame, the learning algorithm will spot heart rate of movement abnormalities likely caused by a nightmare. If the app senses a disturbance, the Apple watch will vibrate enough to interrupt the dream, but not enough to fully wake them up and disturb their sleep cycle.

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Today is Chinese New Year eve, and it's time for another year of reunion dinner in strange times, with a more restrictive group-size limitation than last year. But, vaccines are available, and we don't have a fuller lock-down here in Singapore. I am grateful.

Here's wishing everyone good health and peace. Thanks for reading.