Sleep Expert is the next generation sleep management app chosen by thousands of Mac users. Sleep Expert allows
- to Put your Mac computer to sleep if it doesn’t go to sleep when you expected,
- to Prevent your display or entire system from entering sleep on your request,
- to Find out what’s keeping your Mac awake,
- to Not Disturb your Mac with network access,
- to Get notified about major changes to your Mac when in sleep mode especially when you are away from your Mac via email
Sleep Inspector – Find out what’s keeping your Mac awake
Any app or other processes that’s running on your Mac could be keeping your Mac awake. Sleep Inspector can detect this and inform you.
To use this mode select Sleep Inspector from the main menu and if there is nothing running to prevent your Mac from sleeping it will be as indicated below.
Status item without red label means No Processes preventing sleep found.
If there are any applications or other processes running on your Mac preventing sleep the Sleep Inspector will find and list those for you.
Status item with red label means There is at least one Process preventing sleep found.
Force Sleep – Put your Mac to sleep if it doesn’t go to sleep when you expected
Any app or other process that’s running on your Mac could be keeping your Mac awake. The same network activities that can wake your Mac can also keep your Mac from sleeping.
Force Sleep Mode puts your Mac computer to sleep if it doesn’t go to sleep when you expected or when you programmed it to sleep.
To start using Force Sleep Feature open Preferences -> General and check Force Sleep. Then choose the amount of time after any given period of inactivity that you wish your Mac to sleep and after using the Force Sleep Mode your Mac will be automatically entered into sleep mode despite any activities that can prevent your Mac from sleeping.
You will see a count down dialog, when Force Sleep will be going to put your Mac to sleep.
Prevent Sleep – Prevent your display or entire system from entering sleep on your request.
With Prevent Sleep Mode you can prevent your display or entire system from entering sleep on your request.
Prevent Sleep Mode will allow you to toggle the setting for those occasional times when you need your computer to run uninterrupted.
To Prevent Entering Display or System Sleep Mode select specific menu item and then choose duration time.
You can select Sleep Expert defined period of time 5, 10, 15, 30 minutes, 1, 2, 6 hours or Indefinetly. Also you can define specific period of time.
The red label indicates that the Prevent Sleep Mode is active and the green label indicates that it is inactive.
When the Prevent Sleep Mode is active there is a status icon with red label indicating it is active and a countdown label appears indicating how much time is left before exiting Prevent Sleep Mode.
You can cancel prevent mode by pressing Cancel Prevent Entering Sleep Mode or Cancel Prevent Sleep.
Do Not Disturb your Mac with network access.
When a Mac computer is in sleep mode, it can continue sharing services, such as iTunes and iPhoto library sharing, printer sharing, file sharing, and screen sharing. Mac can occasionally wake for a brief time, without lighting the screen.
DND Sleep Mode helps you to turn off Wake on Demand to prevent occasionally wake for a brief time, without lighting the screen.
To start using DND Sleep Feature open Preferences -> General and follow the instructions.
Sleep Notifications – Get notified about major changes to your Mac when in sleep mode.
Sleep Notification Center allows you to get notified about major changes to your Mac when in sleep mode especially when you are away from your Mac via email.
Notification Center will send an e-mail notification when your Mac computer goes to sleep and wakes up.
To start using Notification Center open Preferences -> Advanced and check Send Sleep Notification and Send Awake Notification.
Then enter your e-mail address and title and body for notification message.
If you enter non-valid email you will be informed as indicated below.
Then press Mail Settings and setup mail server. Most common used mail scheme is smtp.gmail.com using the parameters indicated below.
If you use smtp.gmail.com DON’T use 2-step verification!
If you enter correct data and press Test you will see success notification as indicated below.
If you use smtp.gmail.com use full e-mail address as Login, for instance SleepExpert.User@gmail.com.
If you use wrong mail server settings you will see failure notification as indicated below.
Sleep Expert is available on Mac Store for free.