Sleep Cycle - Sleep Better
Description of App
Waking up made easy.
An intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase – the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed.
We now help more than a million people wake up rested!
Featured in: CNN, Wired, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The New York Times and many more.
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"It just works. Period. It does exactly what it advertises which is absolutely amazing."
-- 5/5 stars on 148apps.com
Sleep cycle is continuously rated as the best intelligent alarm clock, Sleep Cycle is now the worlds most used intelligent alarm clock.
- Sleep Cycle monitors your movement during sleep using the extremely sensitive accelerometer in your iPhone.
- Sleep Cycle then finds the optimal time to wake you up during a 30 minute window that ends at your set alarm time.
- Look at the screenshots for recommended iPhone placement.
As you sleep you go through different phases, ranging from deep sleep to light sleep. The phase you are in when your alarm goes off is critical for how tired you will feel when you wake up.
Since you move differently in bed during the different phases, Sleep Cycle can use the accelerometer in your iPhone to monitor your movement and determine which sleep phase you are in.
Sleep Cycle wakes you when you are in your lightest sleep phase.
Sleep Cycle was developed using proven sleep science and years of research and development.
- Waking up made easy! Sleep Cycle analyzes your sleep and wakes you in your lightest sleep phase.
- Detailed sleep statistics and sleep graphs for every night.
- 15 carefully selected, high quality, alarm melodies.
- Use iPod music as wake up sound
- Snooze by shaking or tapping the phone lightly.
- Customizable wake up window. From instant (regular alarm clock) up to 90 minutes.
- Background mode - set your alarm and exit Sleep Cycle - sleep analysis will continue in the background
- Sleep notes: see how events such as drinking coffee, eating too much or having a stressful day affect your sleep quality
- Long term graphs: track sleep quality over time, see which days of the week you sleep best and much more
- Export sleep data to Excel for detailed analysis
Ability to charge your phone by the bed
Ability to place your iPhone according to the instructions (see screenshots)
Free or Paid
Apple Watch Support
Device(s) App Was Tested On
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Hi Heidi About this up, is there a way to stop it early when you wake up? I tried to use it but when I do there are no buttons once it starts recording. I had to turn off voice over and start tapping on the screen. But then I lost my original recording. Any suggestions? I also emailed the developer. Thank you.
Wow! That sounds like a great app! I've never used that app before.
Hi, I'm thinking of buying this app, but I have one question about it. In order to monitor your sleep, where is the best spot to set you I-phone, and can this app monitor your sleep even if you don't have it open?
I don't really know. I don't have the app. But according to chelsy's post, you should place your iPhone somewhere by your bed or on a bedside table.
I just bought this app, however, I'm confused. How do you set the alarm? I thought it would be under the alarm tab, but I don't see any way to set the alarm. Do you have to use your iPhone regular alarm clock?
I'm not sure, maybe contact the app developer and ask them your question? I don't have the app installed
To set an alarm, go to the alarms tab and use the pickers to set the time. Although the app just updated, I checked in the setting alarm mechanism appears to be the same. Write back if you find different.
Can anyone speak to how this app works if you're not sleeping alone? My wife gets out of bed earlier than I do most mornings because she has to go to work significantly earlier than me, and I'm too lazy to get up at the same time. I'm concerned that her motion in the morning will confuse the accelerometer and it won't have as good of an idea about when I should wake up. Anyone have experience with this and can comment either way?
The app now no-longer has the issue where the stop button doesn't work. ALso, you no-longer need to have your device in bed with you due to the addition of sound analysis.
I've updated the app's directory listing to bring it more in alignment with the current iOS versions. I continue to use this app almost every night and was thrilled that they announced support for the appleWatch (finally!!) I can post the AppleWatch app to the associated directory, but wanted to ask if anyone else is having this issue before I do.
Waking up works great! Setting the alarm works great. However, once you've actually started a sleep session, no sound is heard from VO. I'm not sure if this has something to do with how they record the sound or not. This means that you can't check the time audibly during the night using your watch, nor can you stop the built-in alarm when it wakes you up. solution? Place your phone on the charger out of reach so you have to get out of bed to stop the alarm. I know, I know, unexpected feature, but was wondering if other people had the same experience.
Yes, I'm also experiencing that once the alarm has started, there is no sound from VoiceOver, or from the watch or iPhone in general. Also, Taptic Time on the watch doesn't work while the alarm is in progress. Do you know if the developers are aware of this issue?
I used to love using this app a few years ago and have now just found it again. If the issue with no sound from VO could be resolved I would definitely start using it again.