Frankly, sleep on a Mac should be a simple toggle switch, or a smart app, both of which should be set it and forget it. How often have you started to watch a movie on your Mac and screensaver pops up or the screen dims into sleep mode? Here’s a way to fix it.
Sleep To No Sleep
A sleeping Mac is a good thing. Until you don’t want it to sleep. Sleep saves battery life, reduces wear and tear on the Mac’s screen, and Apple includes it for a reason.
Changing sleep is easy enough but it’s a manual effort. Open System Preferences, select Energy Saver, alter the settings to match your needs.
The problem with sleep is that our needs change while the manual effort does not change to match our needs.
Take a look at Owly. This free Mac utility lives in the Mac’s Menubar and it does one thing. It prevents your Mac from going to sleep.
No sleep, no screen dimming, and no screensaver. It’s all Mac screen, all the time.
Either right-click or Command-Click on the Owly Menubar icon to toggle sleep-to-non-sleep mode off and on.
That’s it. Owly is free, simple to use, and perfect to prevent your Mac from sleeping when you don’t want it to. The only negative is that Owly is a simple toggle. On or off. And it won’t remind you to toggle back to your normal setting.