Measuring your temperature first thing in the morning is probably new to you, so getting into the habit might take you a week or two. Do not worry if you are struggling at first: that is completely normal.
We have gathered a few tips to keep you on track with measuring and get into the habit quickly. You will soon see that it will become second nature to you, much like brushing your teeth in the morning.
Tip 1: Activate your Reminders in the app.
Set a reminder to measure for 'the night before' or 'in the morning' so you don't forget. You will then receive a silent push notification during the night, so once you check your phone in the morning, it's the first thing to pop up.
1. Go to your phone settings
2. Turn on and allow Natural Cycles to send you push notifications (this is very important as reminders will not work otherwise)
3. Go to the menu in the top left corner of the Natural Cycles app > Settings > Reminders, and select the reminders you want to receive and at which times you want them to be sent. You can change these settings at any time.
Tip 2: Place your thermometer on your phone before going to bed.
That way, you can't miss the thermometer when you wake up and reach for your phone.
Tip 3: Set a labeled alarm
Labeling your alarm to "Measure!" or "Thermometer!" can be an excellent idea and a small thing that may go a long way in adding more temperatures into the app.
Note: If you are struggling with your measuring routine, know that you now have the option to use Natural Cycles with an Oura Ring. When wearing an Oura Ring, your temperature trends get measured overnight while you sleep. This means that you no longer need to measure with your oral thermometer as soon as you wake up! Learn more here.